The Argyle

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The Argyle


Hotel; Resort; Albumen; Tourism


Albumen photographic print depicting the Argyle Hotel in Babylon, NY. Foreground shows body of water in front of the hotel, sailboat to left and rowboat sitting on the shore to the right. Midground depicts tree-lined shore with pathways beyond, two-horse team pulling carriage to center right; large hotel occupies center with outbuildings surrounding, two structures to left side and tower structure to the right of the hotel; LIRR train visible to far right. Sunburst amidst clouds in the sky above, titled “The Argyle.” at top and “Babylon. L.I.” at bottom. Stylized inset pictures at the top left and right respectively showing “Fire Island Lighthouse” and “Old Grist Mill” with bouquet of decorative flowers sketched in behind the detail of the lighthouse. Photographic print mounted on cardboard with artist’s stamp on verso reading “Edw. Lange, Artist. Elwood, Suffolk Co., N.Y.”.


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]


Edward Lange, "The Argyle", ca. 1882–1889, Albumen print, 2.4375 x 4.125 in. (unframed), Preservation Long Island, Gift of Paul Goldsmith, 2023.1


2.4375 x 4.125 in. (unframed)


Still image


Albumen print

Spatial Coverage

New York; Suffolk County; Town of Babylon; Babylon

Rights Holder

Preservation Long Island, 2023.1


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “The Argyle,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed May 25, 2024,