Hal B. Fullerton worked for the Long Island Rail Road from 1897 until 1927, promoting Long Island's recreational and agricultural possibilities as the railroad extended its lines eastward from New York City. About 70 of Fullerton's photos selected from the more than 2,500 glass-plate negatives donated to the Suffolk County Historical Society are on display at the society's museum in Riverhead until Dec. 23, 2016.

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Portrait of Hal B. Fullerton, circa 1906.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

This image shows beachgoers in Long Beach, including several members of the Whirling Dervishes bicycle club, in beach dress typical of the late 19th century. In their midst is an LIRR conductor.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Bicycling and photography enthusiasts in the Whirling Dervishes bicycle club, based in Brooklyn, pose with their bikes and cameras. Members regularly transported their bikes via the LIRR to Montauk or Rockaway. Fullerton's first work for the railroad in 1897 was the 18-page "Cyclist's Paradise" booklet, which identified routes, hotels and timetables for cycling adventures.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Farm girls attending the Riverhead Fair stand in a row in front of a traveling shed used to educate farmers on Long Island in 1916. The portable sheds were transported from fair to fair to teach farmers about new methods and what could grow well on Long Island.

Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A 5x7 glass negative Hal B. Fullerton made in 1918 is examined in the archive library at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

At the LIRR's Medford experimental farm, Boy Scouts tend their war garden, circa 1918. Photographer Hal B. Fullerton, a Scoutmaster and a national Scout commissioner, was asked to organize the Scouts to help provide food during World War I.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Soldiers take target practice at Montauk's Camp Wyckoff in the summer of 1898. The camp served as a yellow fever quarantine and recuperation center for Rough Riders and other troops returning from fighting in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

"Woman in Black Skirt" is among the photographs Hal B. Fullerton took in Long Beach in 1897. It's one of his more painterly images and shows Fullerton's artistic eye.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Fullerton shot this landscape of boats at low tide in Oyster Bay Cove.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Men work sorting oysters in Blue Point-Sayville, circa 1897-99. The Fullerton image appeared in "Unique Long Island," one of the LIRR's promotional publications that was printed yearly for about six years starting in 1898.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

This 1897 image taken at a polo match at the Meadow Brook Club in Hempstead shows two women coming forward and a couple, presumably married, receding in the wagon. It shows Edith Fullerton's influence on Hal Fullerton's art, according to curator Neil Scholl, presaging the growing role of women as the new century loomed, something Edith Fullerton championed.

Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Hal B. Fullerton

Hal B. Fullerton and family outside their home on West Spring Street in Huntington. Fullerton is seated holding his son, Loring. The family dog, Rogue, is at his side. Seated on the bench are, from left, daughter Eleanor, wife Edith, stepmother Sarah Mehitabel Simmons and daughter Hope.

People on Long Island share their thoughts on President Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the 2024 election and the possibility of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee. Credit: Newsday/Kendall Rodriguez; Jeff Bachner; File Footage

'I think it's the best for the country' People on Long Island share their thoughts on President Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the 2024 election and the possibility of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee.

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