Type of Work: Retail and Services

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 […]

Don Calarco has worked in the funeral service industry in Watertown

Don Calarco has worked in the funeral service industry in Watertown

Don Calarco has worked in the funeral service industry for 58 years. He’s the founder and owner of the D. L. Calarco Funeral Home in Watertown. He was the first person in his family to work in the funeral business, and thought he would be the only one—until his daughter, Francee Calarco, decided to go […]

Delia Windwalker practicing healing touch in Watertown

Delia Windwalker practicing healing touch in Watertown

Delia Windwalker practicing healing touch in Watertown. October 2019. Photo by Amy Feiereisel. Delia Windwalker, 62 years old, practices what she calls pyschosensory self-care from where she lives in Great Bend, in the town of Champion. This is recent work; the majority of Windwalker’s career has been in institutional advancement of non-profit and religious organizations. […]

Inside the Bill Gates Diner in Bolton landing

The Bill Gates Diner, located on Main Street in Bolton Landing. It was run by the Gates family between 1948 and 1981. Photo taken in the 1950s/1960s. Bolton Landing, NY. Photo courtesy of Bill Gates. Bill Gates (Junior) worked at the diner starting at the age of 14, and put himself through college working at the diner […]

The Crooks and McLean Company monument shop in Carthage

The Crooks and McLean Company monument shop at 225 State Street in Carthage. In the early 1900s, Crooks and McLean Co was the largest retail dealer of granite and marble monument work in northern New York. One of Crooks and McLean’s biggest projects was the mausoleum for the Frederick Marcy estate in Boonville in 1907, which […]