Type of Work: Sport, Recreation, and Tourism

Captain E.E. Thomas hunting with an Adirondack pack basket

Captain E.E. Thomas hunting with an Adirondack pack basket

Captain E.E. Thomas hunting with an Adirondack pack basket. Thomas owned a boat business on Lake Flower, and ran a steamer from Saranac Lake. July 10, 1993. Saranac Lake, NY. Photo originally printed in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake.

The office of Prospect House on Blue Mountain Lake

The office of Prospect House on Blue Mountain Lake

The lobby of the Prospect House; people are sitting at tables. There are three men behind the desk. A black man holds a whisk broom while talking to a man at the desk. Circa 1880. Blue Mountain Lake, NY. Photo by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

Fourth of July firemen’s tournament in downtown Glens Falls

Fourth of July firemen’s tournament in downtown Glens Falls

The firemen’s tournament on the fourth of July.  A view of Warren Street looking east from Bank Square. The three spires, from left to right, are: Glens Falls Academy, St. Mary’s Church, and the First Presbyterian Church. July 4, 1870. Glens Falls, NY. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

A full stagecoach at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George

A full stagecoach at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George

Passengers and conductor packed into the stagecoach outside the Fort William Henry Hotel. Stage of E. Putman and Co. traveling the Glens Falls, Lake George and Chestertown Route. 1875. Lake George, NY. Photo by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

Crew on the steamer Adirondack on Lake Champlain

Crew on the steamer Adirondack on Lake Champlain

Crewmembers on the deck of the steamer Adirondack, which was built in 1867 and owned by the Champlain Transportation Company. They are waiting for the train to bring new passengers. Circa 1877. On Lake Champlain, between Plattsburgh and Port Henry. Photo by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

The exterior of Hutchin’s Lodge in Johnsburg

Hutchins Lodge, a boarding house in Johnsburg, was the residence of the Roosevelt family, distant relatives of both the presidential Roosevelts and John Thurman, the settler of Johnsburg. Almost every woman in Johnsburg worked at Hutchins Lodge – as maids, waitresses, and cooks for the people from New York City who came to stay for […]

The North Creek Express driving skiers to Little Gore Mountain

The North Creek Express driving skiers to Little Gore Mountain

This photo was taken on March 4th 1934 – a historic day in North Creek. On this day, the first ski train from New York City arrived, carrying with it skiers who would stay in local boarding houses and ski at Little Gore, Gore, and Garnet Hill, as well as other local ski areas. The […]