A Summer Place: Gardiners Island

These undated LIFE Magazine photos of New York’s Gardiners Island have a kind of Slim Aarons quality to them.

Of course, Slim Aarons never photographed the servants. 

10 Comments on "A Summer Place: Gardiners Island"

  1. I really like these!

  2. I am thinking one of those guys is The Lord of the Manor.

  3. Seeking benafactor to help me publish book “My Years on Gardiners Island” I went to the island over 100 times in the 90’s and professionally photograph every aspect.

  4. Hardbopper | April 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm |

    The gardeners of Gardiners Island.

  5. elder prep | April 25, 2019 at 2:39 pm |

    As the OPH mentions about islands: “Islands, after all, often seem apart from time – little worlds where traditions die slowly and where outsiders rearly drop by casually. And islands are special places, too – ideal for people who see themselves as special.”

  6. Boop McSnoot | April 25, 2019 at 6:33 pm |

    Photos are by Alfred Eisenstadt.

  7. Timeless! Such elegance… Thanks for sharing!

  8. Corrector General | April 26, 2019 at 12:25 am |

    The photographer’s last name is spelled Eisenstaedt.
    Spelling and grammar are not mere details.

  9. such a shame the last Gardiner never got married and had children. How could someone break such a line? .. so sad

  10. Boop McSnoot | April 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm |

    @ Corrector General – I was looking at his name in small type and missed the “e.” Somehow I think his reputation will survive the mistake.

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