Type of Work: Media, Publications and Communications

Vaudeville actress and film star in Saranac Lake

Vaudeville actress and film star in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake’s tourism industry, made possible by the labor of villagers, brought some of the most famous people of the day, including Albert Einstein and Mark Twain. Pictured here is Olga Petrova, (left, in hat), a vaudeville actress, screenwriter and film star. Alongside her film career, Petrova was a champion of women’s rights and an […]

Dale Hobson with printing press

Dale Hobson in Racquette River Printshop, 7 Market St., Potsdam, NY, January 1978. Press is a Davidson Dualith Duplicator Model 241, c. 1950. It could be used both for offset lithographic printing, or for relief printing from cast plates. Photo: courtesy Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson in Racquette River Printshop

Dale Hobson in Racquette River Printshop, 7 Market St., Potsdam, NY, January 1978. Machine is a cast-iron powered paper cutter built by Oswego Machine Works in 1903. Originally designed to be powered by belt and pulley from a central shop motor, its own massive 3-horsepower motor was attached c. 1930. Photo: courtesy Dale Hobson

Racquette River Printshop sign

Racquette River Printshop sign, designed by Paul Davison, depicts view from nearby bridge upstream toward Ives Park in Potsdam, NY. Photo: Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson outside Racquette River Printshop

Proprietor Dale Hobson outside the back door of Racquette River Printshop in downtown Potsdam’s historic Cox Building, 1978. Out of frame to right is the shop canoe, on the river bank below the downtown bridge. Meal breaks on the water and evening paddles were a regular employee benefit. Photo: courtesy Dale Hobson

Allen Hoey and Paul Davison examining printed proofs

Poet (and small press publishing partner) Allen Hoey (left) examines printed proofs. Artist and press operator Paul Davison looks on. Racquette River Printshop, 7 Market St., Potsdam, NY, January 1978. Photo: Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson using a graphic arts camera

Dale Hobson in Racquette River Printshop, 7 Market St., Potsdam, NY, January 1978. Adjusting enlargement on a vertical graphic arts camera. A home made darkroom extension closes in the top, containing a home made vacuum back for holding film sheets flat. It was powered by an antique Electrolux home vacuum cleaner. Photo: courtesy Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson with paper cutter

Dale Hobson in Racquette River Printshop, 7 Market St., Potsdam, NY, January 1978. Machine is a cast-iron powered paper cutter built by Oswego Machine Works in 1903. Originally designed to be powered by belt and pulley from a central shop motor, its own massive 3-horsepower motor was attached c. 1930. Photo: courtesy Dale Hobson