Locust Valley, a hamlet on the North Shore of Long Island with Quaker roots, grew from an agrarian settlement into a tight-knit community in the exclusive Gold Coast enclave. With its natural beauty, great estates, and elite clubs, Locust Valley and the surrounding villages of Lattingtown, Matinecock, and Mill Neck became a playground of the famous and cultured. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were frequent visitors, and notable residents included H.P. Davison, Frank Nelson Doubleday, and internationally renowned artists Ray Johnson and Elizabeth Shoumatoff. In Locust Valley, 200 carefully selected photographs reveal a proud community steeped in traditional values and the private world behind the gates that have made the area legendary.
Author Bio: Joan Harrison, professor of art at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, is the author of Glen Cove and Glen Cove Revisited. Amy Dzija Driscoll is the archivist and secretary of the Locust Valley Historical Society and trustee of the Locust Valley Library. Together, they have compiled a rich selection of images from archives of the Locust Valley Historical Society, the Underhill Society, and numerous other archives and family albums. Herb Schierhorst, president of the Locust Valley Historical Society and a descendant of the Southard family, contributed the introduction.
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