" OUT IN THE STICKS "

at

MASTIC PARK

circa 1922 -24

MASTIC PARK "RECREATION AREA"

"ALONG THE RIVERIA"

A Far Cry From Ed's Riveria

These two VERY RARE GEMS came in from Bruce Andersen grandson of H. C. Andersen who ran the Mastic Park General Store in the 1930's and 40's. I would date the actual photos as somewhere between 1922- 24 .They were photo postcards and mailed in August of 1925 by Bruce's great grandfather Christian Roggenkamp to Bruce's grandparents James & Marie Markey. I would not be surprised at all if it was post cards like these that gave city dwellers the impression that led them to coin phrases like "Out In The Sticks" It looks like Home Guardian Company the developers borrowed a page from Fred Quinby's early 1910 Tangier Productions in fashioning up the log recreation area. In Along the Riveria that's the Forge River on the right. Someone has built themselves a bungalow with a spectacular view not unlike Moss Lots. Could it be one of these two pilgims ? (prospective Home Guardian Mastic Park customers?), One who seems to be walking back to the "Fliver" aka Model T Ford or some other machine of that era parked in the distance. Bruce tells me he has more photos of the store to send If I'm interested!!!.....Are there Indians In Mastic? Is The Pope Catholic? Does a bear ..... never mind... can't wait to see what else Bruce has in his collection and speaking of photos ......

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