Feb 10 2016

Amazing Aerials from the Cradle of Aviation: #3 The Earliest Known Aerial of the Motor Parkway

The third exclusive aerial from the Cradle of Aviation Museum collection documents Hazelhurst Field #1 (later Roosevelt Field) in 1919. It is likely the earliest aerial known to date of the Long Island Motor Parkway.


Howard Kroplick

Three Motor Parkway bridges can be seen in the aerial at Westbury Avenue, Mineola LIRR and Old Country Road.

Westbury Avenue Parkway Bridge in Mineola/Carle Place

Mineola LIRR Motor Parkway Bridge

Old Country Road Motor Parkway Bridge

1918 map of Hazelhurst Aviation Field No. 1.


Feb 14 2016 S. Berliner, III 9:42 PM

“- - - 1919. It is likely the earliest known aerial of the Long Island Motor Parkway”?  “Known”, maybe. “Earliest”?  Hate to disagree but that is highly unlikely.  Hazelhurst and its fellow LI fields were hotbeds of early aerial photography.  Sherman Fairchild didn’t even get into the act until 1917 but his LI predecessors were legion.  So, now all that has to happen is that we locate the pix and then find the LIMP on them.  I’d suggest starting with auto racing and aviation news in the illustrated newspapers and magazines/journals of the day.  Simple, eh?  Sam, III
From Howard Kroplick
Sam III, good point,  added “to date” to the sentence.

Howard I

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