Tending Bar in the North Country

Industries vary wildly in the North Country, from logging to to mining to farming. But whether it’s a tourist town or a port, there’s a good chance it has at least one bar. Here’s a collection of bartenders throughout the region, whether they’re serving up the hard stuff or some soda pop.

The photography of Seneca Ray Stoddard

Seneca Ray Stoddard was a famous photographer in the Adirondacks active during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He published an Adirondack guidebook and tourist map, and took many landscape photos. He also took work photos, some of which are gathered here along with¬†images of the artist himself at work in the studio with his […]

Treating tuberculosis in Saranac Lake

In the late 1800s and 1900s, Saranac Lake became a haven for people seeking a cure for tuberculosis. The largest and most famous sanatorium was established by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. Other patients attended other nearby sanatoria, like the one at Ray Brook. The Trudeau Sanatorium also had a school of nursing and a tuberculosis training […]

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.