Tag: women

Woman stands with loaves of bread

Vanessa Gilbert with loaves of bread in Lowville

Vanessa Gilbert in the bakery at St. Drogo’s Cafe and Bakehouse. 2020s. Lowville, NY. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Gilbert. Check out our story on how Gilbert and her husband renovated Lowville’s old jail to start a bakery and coffee business.

Whitewater raft with guide and passengers

Cassandra Burns guides a whitewater raft in North River

Cassandra Burns (right) guides a whitewater raft down the Hudson River. 2020. North River, NY. Photo by Melody Thomas. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Burns. Click here for our story on Beaver Brook Outfitters, an outdoor adventure guiding operation run by Burns and her father.

Women sit at work tables in glove factory

Women with sewing machines at Serfis Glove Company in Wells

Women working at the Serfis Glove Company. Workers kept a bag of cut gloves by their side, ready to sew, and were paid by the pair. Most women also had commercial sewing machines in their homes and would do additional work at night or on weekends. March 6, 1956. Wells, NY. Photo courtesy of Bruce Wright.

Guides sit and stand on the porch of a guide house

Wildnerness guides on the steps of a guide house in Beaver River

Guides who worked as independent contractors in the Beaver River area sit on the front steps of a guide house. Beaver River, NY. Courtesy of Dennis Buckley. Click here for our story on the Beaver River Club, a remote sportsmen’s club on the Beaver River that was flooded with the creation of the Stillwater Reservoir.

Kylee Mitchell Gibson packs cones at dispensary

Bud-tender packs cones at dispensary in Akwesasne

Bud-tender Kylee Mitchell Gibson packing cones for pre-rolled joints at the Six Bears Dispensary. In her hands is a device called a six-shooter or a bump box that allows people to pack multiple cones at a time. August 4, 2021. Akwesasne. Photo courtesy of Kylee Mitchell Gibson.

Talia Cook models outfit

Talia Cook models Mohawk regalia in New York City

Talia Cook modelling an outfit and strawberry jewelry set made by Marlana Thompson Baker at the Dress to Kilt runway fashion show. 2021. New York City, New York. Photo courtesy of Marlana Thompson Baker.

14 employees of Agbotic

Agbotic Employees in Sackets Harbor

Employees of Agbotic, an organic vegetable growing company. Sackets Harbor, NY. Photo courtesy of Kevin Richardson. Check out our story on how Agbotic stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic to donate food to non-profit relief organizations.