Bay Shore Historical Society seeks owners of 40,000 baby pictures
The Bay Shore Historical Society received a huge donation of photographic negatives showing babies born at Southside Hospital between 1956 and 1968 -- and now it's trying to reunited those pictures with their rightful owners.
There are about 40,000 images filed away in the historical society's basement. They were donated in the 1990s when a local photography shop went out of business.
The society's president, Barry Dlouhy is asking residents to come find their baby pictures -- for free.
Visitors will need the mother's full name and the baby's date of birth.
Joan Moore sought out her own baby negative and also found her brother's and her sister's.
It was a bittersweet find, she says, because her brother died in a plane crash in 1985.
"It was just nice to find the baby negative of my brother and give that to my mom," she says. "Because it really brought back some nice memories."