Long Island in the 1960s

Joshua Ruff

Abstract: The Long Island Museum shares a selection of photographs from its 2016 history exhibition Long Island in the 1960s. From the burgeoning growth of the Nassau-Suffolk suburbs to the impact of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair on the region, these images provide a window to an area in the midst of postwar transformation. The exhibition was on view at the museum in its main art gallery from June 24 until December 31, 2016.

Keywords: The Long Island Museum, 1960s, suburbanization, politics, defense/aerospace industries, fashion, New York World’s Fair

Long Island in the 1960s: A Visual Essay