Cooks at the Echo Camp for Girls in Raquette Lake

Preparing for a meal in the kitchen of the Echo Camp for Girls. Unidentified African-American cook. Photograph by Edward P. Fynmore of Fynmore Studios. 1950-1970. Raquette Lake, NY. Courtesy of the Adirondack Experience

This set of photos is a rarity for a couple of reasons; photos of women’s work and of women of color are few and far between, and when they do crop up, they’re often posed and rarely in a real working space. A look at the service industry and the people behind the┬ámagic of Adirondack camps.

 

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