This image is the cover for the book Jones Beach, Postcard History Series

Jones Beach, Postcard History Series

Envisioning a noble beachfront park so ordinary people could enjoy a slice of the good life, master builder Robert Moses set out to transform a little-known barrier island off Long Island's South Shore into the civic masterpiece now known as Jones Beach State Park. All vacationers and day-trippers had to do was simply follow its beloved mascot, the Jones Beach seahorse, for an unforgettable day of sand and surf, or for a swim in the saltwater pool at the West Bathhouse, a stroll along the boardwalk, or a friendly match of shuffleboard, pitch-putt golf, or archery. The Indian Village also awaited, as well as fine dining at the Boardwalk Restaurant, a musical at the Marine Theatre, or a night of dancing to the songs of Guy Lombardo.

Constantine E. Theodosiou, George Gorman Jr.

Constantine E. Theodosiou previously coauthored Jackson Heights and Corona: The Early Years with Jason D. Antos, both published by Arcadia Publishing. George Gorman Jr. is the deputy regional director of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and a longtime Jones Beach aficionado.

Arcadia Publishing