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Cutting ice on a lake in the Adirondacks

Cutting ice on a lake in the Adirondacks

Men use a horse-drawn saw to cut ice on an unidentified lake in the Adirondacks. Note large icehouses in background with conveyors for lifting ice blocks. Circa 1900.

Horse-drawn wagons bearing caskets to the train station

Horse-drawn wagons bearing caskets to the train station

Horse-drawn wagon, possibly bearing caskets to be loaded into trains. Bodies were frequently shipped in pine boxes aboard trains, though they were usually loaded in the middle of the night so passengers would be unaware they were sharing train cars with the deceased. Date unknown. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the personal archives of Andrew […]

Deliverymen for the Adirondack Bottling Works in Saranac Lake

Deliverymen for the Adirondack Bottling Works in Saranac Lake

Deliverymen with an Adirondack Bottling Works truck. The bottling works, founded before 1895, claimed to be the largest bottling works in the North Country. Sold as sotrage in 1931, the buildings were destroyed by fire in 1958. Circa early 1900s. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the Saranac Lake Free Library.

A horse and buggy outside the Ampersand Hotel in Saranac Lake

A horse and buggy outside the Ampersand Hotel in Saranac Lake

A horse and buggy outside the Ampersand Hotel. After opening in 1888, the Ampersand was a mainstay in Saranac Lake. A review in the New York Times (June 11 1893) writes, “This beautiful spot, with its peaceful waters, gentle, undulating vales, emerald forests, and surrounding lofty, pine-clad mountains, was never lovelier than now.” Each season, […]