Dark skies and the threat of rain could do nothing to dampen the spirits of the hundreds gathered outside the Donald Lamb Building in Amagansett on Sunday at noon for the East Hampton Town Trustees’ annual Largest Clam Contest.
The film is grainy and washed out, but a revelation nonetheless. The frame of what would become Guild Hall. The L.V.I.S. summer fair. A boat launched from the beach in Amagansett. And the grand Maidstone Inn, as it is consumed by fire.