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Oct 20 2018 Jim 9:26 PM

Hello…I am Robert Lyttle neighbors. He is a Herb Lytle’s son and is 97 years young. He is writing a book about his his life story and would be happy to make contact with you. He is at p.o. box 692 Lomita CA 90717. He was very happy to see the pictures that we found that you have posted of his father races on the internet…thank you.

P.S. The box you found was probably the one that Vic Lytle sent to Claude while Robert was in the navy.
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Howard Kroplick

Thanks so much for the contact! 97 years ,wow!!!

From The Amazing Six Degrees of Separation Between Driver Herb Lytle and Howard Kroplick

Oct 20 2018 frank femenias 8:37 PM

Surveyor Clinton Robertson is the hero of this batch of photos. He preserved the photos for some time before someone else continued the tradition. And here they are perfectly preserved after 109 years!

I was once the “pole guy” recently, for a local surveyor here in Franklin Square (Clinton holding the pole in his right hand). The technology today is more advanced using lasers with computers, but the concept is still the same using pole and main unit on tripod. I was praised at least three times by the surveyor for holding the pole so steady to 1/1000 of an inch accuracy. The computer actually notifies the surveyor!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 20 2018 frank femenias 7:56 PM

Amazing shot of Jericho Tpke, and the village of Mineola behind the “Chief” and crew at the kiosk. Fantastic find Howard!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 18 2018 Dave Russo 9:43 PM

I wonder if some dude named Kroplick bought this!??
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Howard Kroplick

It must have been one crazy dude!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 18 2018 frank femenias 12:44 PM

W O W!!! Jackpot! Speechless and hypnotized. Please don’t disturb while entranced in these photos. Holy moly, many firsts here!
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Howard Kroplick

More to come in future posts!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 17 2018 Dave Russo 9:53 PM

Wow. Great pics. Love the old Long Island stuff.

The payday pic made me laugh. Imagine waiting on line for your paycheck like this??

So Art fill us in, someone bought this for $20 at a flea market and then sold it for how much??
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Howard Kroplick

A lot of $!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 17 2018 Philip Pfersching 9:52 PM

Wow, great pictures.
My grandfather was a surveyor for the Motor Parkway.
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Howard Kroplick

Please forward his name. He may be in one of the photos.

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 17 2018 Brian D McCarthy 7:45 PM

Well spent $20.00, this is literally a goldmine! Long behold, the elusive Westbury Ave/Trolley Bridge! Definitely built for Auto and Trolley. Looking forward to future images. Thanks Howard!
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Howard Kroplick

I wish I was the person who bought it for $20!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 17 2018 PAUL DINATALE 3:05 PM

Disgusting the way Tucker industry was railroaded out of business.

From Treasures of the David Cammack Tucker Archives

Oct 17 2018 Art Kleiner 1:45 PM

Great photos, Howard.  Probably some good mystery photos in the batch!

And what a steal compared to another photo album on eBay just sold. 
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Howard Kroplick
It is the same album!

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 16 2018 Mark Lanese 10:48 PM

What a great treasure of historic pictures.

From Exclusive: Surveyor Clinton Robertson's Long Island Motor Parkway Construction Photo Album

Oct 15 2018 John Ulrich 11:26 PM

I assume they all voted for Alf Landon in 36!!!!
Not exactly FDR material.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., Rosamund Vanderbilt & Robert & Edie Huntington

Oct 15 2018 Brian D McCarthy 6:03 PM

*ID the 4 persons: William and Rosamund Vanderbilt II, Robert and Edie Huntington

*Location/Date of image:  airport in Mendoza, Argentina. Feb. 2 1937

*ID airplane:  Sikorsky S-43 Amphibious owned by Mr. Vanderbilt II

I obtained these answers from ” tbrnewsmedia.com “, but had trouble forwarding the entire link here. Mr. And Mrs. Huntington were both licensed pilots. Robert occasionally piloted the seaplane, as well as Mr. Vanderbilt.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., Rosamund Vanderbilt & Robert & Edie Huntington

Oct 15 2018 bob 2:43 PM

I would love to participate with one of my vintage cars ... will that be possible next year? .... please reply to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

From Updated: The 6th Annual "Motor Parkway Sunday Drive to Lake Ronkonkoma" A Big Success

Oct 15 2018 Dick Gorman 10:32 AM

Mystery Foto #41…The four people in the photo left to right are William Vanderbilt, Rosamund Vanderbilt, Robert Huntington and Edie Huntington.
The photo was taken at Mendoza, Argentina on February 2, 1937.
The plane was a Sikorsky S-43, one of 53 built, only two of which were sold to private individuals.
A likely source of Robert Huntington’s inherited fortune…
I am afraid I must guess… transportation, railroads?

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., Rosamund Vanderbilt & Robert & Edie Huntington

Oct 15 2018 Mayi Mac 3:15 AM

Can’t Identify anything. Lol. :D but think this image is historical

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., Rosamund Vanderbilt & Robert & Edie Huntington

Oct 14 2018 Joe Amendolia 10:55 PM

Bonnie and I visited the AAC museum Saturday while attending the Hershey car show. The David Cammack Tucker collection is fascinating. This is a must see for any enthusiast. The amount of planning that went into producing the Tucker is well documented through original pictures, drawings, prototype parts and beautiful Tucker automobiles on display. And the tragic take-down of the “car of the future” is also there in the form of court documents and news paper headlines.

From Treasures of the David Cammack Tucker Archives

Oct 14 2018 Roger A Price 6:44 PM

Howard,
Thanks for all that incredible info.  Sheila and I had the pleasure of seeing the Tucker exhibit at the AACA Museum and it’s fascinating.
Rog

From Treasures of the David Cammack Tucker Archives

Oct 14 2018 Steve Lucas 6:21 PM

Left to right we have: Willie K. Vanderbilt and his wife Rosamund; Robert Huntington and his wife Edith (Edie). The photo was probably taken in February, 1937 at the airport in Mendoza, Argentina during their South American tour which lasted from January 18 to February 11, 1937. The plane is Willie K.‘s Sikorsky S-43 Seaplane which was piloted by Earl F. White although both Huntington’s (who were pilots) and Willie K (who was not) had some time at the controls. Since the Vanderbilt’s had railroad money and there were several Huntington’s that made millions from railroads (Henry E. Huntington - Pacific Electric RR and Central Pacific RR; Collis P. Huntington & Archer M. Huntington), I’ll guess Robert’s fortune came from railroads also.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., Rosamund Vanderbilt & Robert & Edie Huntington

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