Introduction to the LHS Photo Archive & Its Collections

Larchmont Historical Society’s Digital Photo Archive is a searchable database of images from six major sources and multiple collections. You can browse each collection separately, as described below. Or you can search across collections: enter the Archive for detailed instructions.

Local Cemeteries


Between 2007-2008, Ned Benton took photos of every grave marker in all six local cemeteries and posted them in the Photo Archive.  As information becomes available, the images are annotated with information about the people identified by the markers.  CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPH…

The Philip Severin Collection

Philip Severin 1894-1986

Known as “Mr. Larchmont,” Philip Severin played an integral role in the evolution of our present-day community. Severin was a realtor, developer, planner, landscape architect, historian, artist and writer. He recorded his surroundings and experiences  in both his art and…

The James H. Levi and Constance A. Levi Collection

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These are photo scans of original issue and mailed post cards featuring pictures of Larchmont. The originals were donated to the Larchmont Historical Society by the Levis and is maintained at our Archive. Site link: The James H. Levi and Constance A.…

The Herb Roth Photograph Collection

Two residents celebrated at Flint Park during the 1940s

Herb Roth was a local resident and well-known cartoonist. He worked for the New York World and the New York Herald Tribune, but also published his cartoons and illustrations independently. The Larchmont Public Library has a collection of his photographs of…

The Larchmont Public Library Collection

This is a 1920s illustration of Larchmont Village Hall

The Larchmont Public Library maintains a collection of images from documents in the Library, as well as the Herb Roth Photograph Collection. One group of images is from Larchmont the Beautiful, a 1922 publication that celebrated Larchmont, its residents and…

Larchmont Fire Company Collections

A fire from the 1960s on Larchmont Avenue

These are photos kept over the years by the four companies and some of the chiefs of the Larchmont Fire Department. The collection includes images of the company rooms at Village Hall as well as those from parades, outings and fires. There are…

Streetscape Pictures from 2002 and 2012

The Larchmont Store

These photos were taken by Ned Benton in 2002 and again in 2012 to illustrate each address in Larchmont Village’s business districts. The LHS plans to update the record every decade with photographs of the same sites. Site Link: Streetscape Pictures from…

Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club

Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club

This collection is an eclectic mix of images donated by the Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club to the Larchmont Historical Society. Some are from the club’s early history. Others show the fire and renovation in the 1990s, and many depict more recent social…

The Larchmont Times 1901-1902

Larchmont Times, June 1, 1901

The Larchmont Times of 1901 and 1902 are editions of a weekly newspaper published by George S. Forbes. The paper was produced in New Rochelle from offices at 225 Huguenot Avenue. It became the Larchmonter Times in 1908 and was…

The Mamaroneck Public Library Collection

The Mamareoneck Fire Department on Parade

The Mamaroneck Public Library maintains a collection of photographs of businesses, churches, the Mamaroneck Fire Department, as well as people and events. Collection Link: The Mamaroneck Public Library Collection

The William Keresey Collection

LPD Chief William Keresey

William Keresey was Larchmont Police Chief from 1934-1974. During his years of service, he collected pictures of police-related events such as collisions along with general pictures of the Village. His son, who was chief from 1986-2001, allowed the Larchmont Historical Society to…

Larchmont Manor Park

The 1962 Swim Team

This collection includes vintage pictures from the Bath House at Manor Beach and more current ones of the beach taken at high and low tides. The original Bath House photos hang in the entrance hallway. They show past staff, swim…

The Fordyce Collection


These images owned by the Larchmont Historical Society, date from 1893 to 1911 and include personal photos as well as those of the business district and life in Larchmont. Site Link: The Fordyce Collection

Local Politics Through The Years


Larchmont has a rich history of active local political activity. This collection features advertisements, pamphlets and flyers donated by candidates over the years and scanned into the digital archive. The Historical Society has attempted to include both sides of each…

June Freeman Allen Costume Collection


The Larchmont Historical Society owns approximately 100 items of clothing dating from 1860 to 1940, worn by several generations of the family that lived at 46 Magnolia Avenue from 1891 to 1996. Photos of the clothes appear in this collection. Site Link: June…

The Sidney Astle Collection

Boston Post Road Business District

This is a comprehensive collection of images donated to the Historical Society by Sidney Astle, a Larchmont Village Trustee in the 1980s. Site Link:  The Sidney Astle Collection

LHS General Collection

Schooner Aground at Manor Beach

Over the years, the Larchmont Historical Society has amassed a large number of images in addition to those in the named collections. There are photos of local homes, public agencies, churches, civic organizations, neighborhoods and parks. In addition there are…

The Judith Doolin Spikes Collection

Central Grammar School

This is a comprehensive collection of images from Larchmont, gathered over many years of research by author and historian Judith Doolin Spikes. She was the founding president of the Larchmont Historical Society and served for many years as the official Larchmont Village…