FHHS '56 and Friends
Links to the Past

About These Links

These Links to our history are some of my favorite places on the Web. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. Each link will open a new instance of your browser. Just close that browser to return here.

If you know Web Sites that fit this theme, please let us know.


Copywrite ManAction Comics Issue # one -- 1938

The University of Virginia has a wonderful Site on America in the 1930's. Because their site is educational they can publish copyrighted material like this first issue of Action Comics.

Follow the link to: Action Comics Issue 1 and make sure you take a look at the back cover.

This site also covers Radio, Film and News of the 30's at: America in the 1930's.

Old RadioRadio Row

In the '50s and '60s Radio Row in Manhattan was a Techie's paradise. Many of us visited frequently to look at and occasionally buy electronics. This historic NYC district, which dates back to the early 20's, was demolished in the 60's to build the World Trade Centers. You will find a short History and some great old pictures at these three links.

Sonicmemorial.com -- Infoage.org -- Antiqueradio.com

FireWe didn't start the Fire by Billy Joel -- [Best viewed with a high speed connection]

This is a link to a wonderful Flash slide show set to Billy Joel's 80's hit. caltech.edu/~yel/Fire.html

This is a link to a similar project using Quicktime: springfield.k12.il.us/movie/fire.html

This link provides historic details for those too young to remember the song's references as well as those of us who need our memories refreshed. uploader.wuerzburg.de

Notes: The volcano animation was created from Photos I took in Costa Rica. If you are interested in seeing more of my photography visit my personal web site at: www.uncle-steve.net


Edison's PhonographIEEE Virtual Museum

A History of the Electronics Revolution presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

"The IEEE Virtual Museum is designed for students, educators, and the general public to enhance their understanding of the principles of electrical and information sciences and technologies within a historical context."

Edison's PhonographForest Hills and environs -- History sites

Theodore Roosevelt in Forest Hills - 1917 This Site is hosted by the Richmond Hill Historical Society includes lots of other interesting history.

queenspix.com A large collection of images from the neighborhoods of Queens. There are over 3,000 images for sale but you can look with buying. Every Queens neighborhood is represented in this collection.

Three Links to interesting pages at queensnewyork.com
A Short History of Forest Hills , historical chronology by Jeff Gottlieb
Forest Hills historical sketch. By Jeff Gottlieb.

Forgotten NY is a very interesting site that covers Queens and the rest of NYC.

A Picture History of Kew Gardens, NY is another interesting site