History: 19th Century Photo of Bay Shore Shack

Written by Ls Cohen  |  04. March 2021

The East Hampton Library collection of images has some rare and interesting photos from Long Island's history.


According to a description with the image, this picture shows a shack with the word "Bayshore" painted in large letters on the side. There are two men in the photo. One man leans on the building, the other sits on the porch attached to the building. There are several other buildings visible in the background of the image. This photograph was either taken or collected by Amagansett historian and librarian Carleton Kelsey.


Photo: The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library.


It is estimated that this photograph was taken anytime from 1874 - 1882 in Bay Shore.

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