Collections

Reshingling the roof and steeple of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

2000s construction work in Wanakena

These photos, donated by Allen Ditch, give us a look at different construction jobs in Wanakena in the early 2000s. From restoring the Presbyterian church to constructing local businesses and building the town’s footbridge, here’s a look at some modern construction work.

NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco runs the switchboard in Canton

Inside the offices of North Country Public Radio

North Country Public Radio, the home of North Country at Work, signed on for the first time on March 7, 1968, broadcasting from WSLU in Canton. From fundraisers to the control room to messy offices, here’s a peek inside the station offices through the years.

Reverend Ferguson at the front of a church in Hammond

Churches in the North Country

Maintaining churches takes a lot of work: from construction and restoration outside to preachers and organ players inside. Collected here are images of people working at churches, both inside and out.

Dogs at Work

People work hard in the North Country. So do dogs, and they have the added bonus of being pretty cute. Check out how dogs have been keeping hard at work in our region, from policing to pulling dog sleds.

Candling eggs at the SUNY Canton Agricultural and Technology College

Students at the SUNY Canton Agricultural and Technology College

Photos from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s of the Canton Agricultural and Technology College (Canton ATC) located at St. Lawrence University. Areas of the college are in what is now SUNY Canton. These photos show the range of the college, from the machine shop to the farm.

Horses at Work

Horses have been hard at work in the North Country as long as people have been here, towing everything from lawn mowers to delivery wagons. Collected here are some of our favorites from across the region, mostly from around the beginning of the 20th century.

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

Cooks at the Echo Camp for Girls in Raquette Lake

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 […]

Wallace Emerson working on boat rib in Long Lake

Inside the Emerson Boat Shop in Long Lake

This collection of photos was taken by photographer James W. Aughiltree, circa 1930, and documents the inside of the Emerson Boat Shop, which built guide boats, in Long Lake, NY.

Garnet miners with tools at Barton Mines in North Creek

Barton Mines in North River

This photo collection comes from the archives of the Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and offers a peek inside the Barton Mines operation from roughly 1900-1920. North River, NY.