Gazette Ceases Publication: Donates Archives to LHS


In 2010, the Larchmont Gazette ceased publication. In 2011 the publishers donated all contents to the Larchmont Historical Society, which will continue to make the Gazette archives available online.



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1922: A Flock of Turkeys Breaks Loose

During 1922, the Larchmonter-Times published a series of cartoons by L. F. Van Zelm. The cartoons featured local merchants, advertising their stores, and lampooning local residents. Larchmonters today may recognize the names of relatives. The eighth cartoon featured a Village emergency — the flock of turkeys attempting to escape their invitations to Thanksgiving. The Colonial Market was the local grocery store. (Click for the complete cartoon.)

A FLOCK OF TURKEYS BREAKS LOOSE FROM THE COLONIAL MARKET AND TEARS DOWN THE POST ROAD by L. F. Van Zelm

The Larchmont Gazette republished the Van Zelm cartoons as part of its Larchmont “Year in Review” series on the Village HallLibrary, Railroad, Government, Crime, Cartoons, Flint Park, Fire Service, Business, and Real Estate.



The turkeys spook the horse for one of the Colonial Market carts, and it careens up an avenue. The cartoon shows a signature for “Hank” on the lower right hand corner. Apparently he was an assistant to Van Zelm.







A painter at Robinson’s Hardware is knocked off his ladder.







Another horse-drawn delivery cart goes for a wild ride.







LPD Chief Hynds apprehends a suspected turkey thief.






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