Type of Work: Retail and Services

John Duncan Currie in his creamery at Aubrey Corners

John Duncan Currie in his creamery at Aubrey Corners

John Duncan Currie in his creamery at Aubrey Corners, Quebec. “J.D.” as he was known owned and ran the Aubrey Corners creamery for many years. Aubrey Corners is virtually non-existent today. Only one house and the cemetery remain but at one time it was a thriving community. The photo is from a negative by his […]

Tailor James Hackett in Watertown

Tailor James Hackett in Watertown

Self-portrait of James Hackett at work at J. R. Miller & Co. in Watertown. He was a tailor there for many years. The photo is a scan of one of his 5″x7″ glass plate negatives. Circa 1900-1910. Photo donated by James Bullard, Hackett’s grandson.

The McCabes in front of Keene General Store in Keene

The McCabes in front of Keene General Store in Keene

Joy McCabe, and her husband, Tom McCabe, in front of their general store, Keene General Store. 1975. Keene, NY. It was next door to the Woodruff Motel. You can see the sign to the right. Photo courtesy of Sue Abbott Jones.

Woodruff Motel in Keene

The Woodruff Motel sign in Keene

The Woodruff Motel sign. Summer of 1981. Keene, NY. Photo courtesy of Sue Abbott Jones. The Woodruff Motel was built in 1946 by the Woodruff Motel. Sue Abbott Jones, her (former) husband Tom Kennelly, and his extended family ran the motel from 1975 into the early 1990s.

Tisha Dolton on outreach at the Crandall Public Library

Patricia “Tisha” Dolton has worked a lot of jobs. Along the way she’s scooped ice cream, been a line cook, and bought books for a major book retailer. Finally, she landed at the Crandall Public Library, where she worked as outreach coordinator. In 2019, she made the transition to Historian and Reference Librarian in The […]

Chef Gary Fairchild flambéing dessert at the Hiland Golf Club in Glens Falls

Chef Gary Fairchild flambéing dessert at the Hiland Golf Club in Glens Falls

Chef Gary Fairchild flambéing dessert at the Hiland Golf Club (currently the Hiland Park Country Club). Fairchild has worked in and around Glens Falls as a chef for over fifteen years. 2003. Glens Falls, NY. Donated by Gary Fairchild. Chef Gary Fairchild has lived and worked in the Glens Falls area for nearly two decades. […]

Paul Cook on air traffic control at the Dexter International Airport

Aerial shot of the Dexter International Airport, circa 1970s. Photo donated by Paul Cook. Paul Cook always worked in and around Watertown, but not always doing the same thing. He spent twenty years as a cost clerk at Hall Ski-Lift, and seventeen years as an Office Promotion Clerk at Fort Drum. But he also read […]