Seneca Ray Stoddard
Stereoscopic Views of Schroon Lake, New York, ca. 1870-1885


Quantity: 8 stereographs; albumen black and white; 10 x 18 cm.
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase, Mrs. Hudson’s Fine Books & Paper, Chelsea, N.Y., March 2009
Processed By: Manuscripts & Special Collection, March 2012

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Biographical Note:

Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844–1917) was an American landscape photographer known for his photographs of New York's Adirondack Mountains. He was also a naturalist, a writer, a poet, an artist, and a cartographer. His writings and photographs helped to popularize the Adirondacks.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection features views of resort hotels, steamboat landings, and small boat docks at Schroon Lake, New York. Also includes views of people canoeing. These images were all produced by noted Adirondack photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.  All items are identified with captions.

Item List:

Item Caption [Description]
1 Schroon Lake House [scene shows a number of rowboats pulled ashore in front of the hotel]
2 Taylor House, Schroon Lake, N.Y. [exterior view]
3 Leland House, Schroon Lake, N.Y [view looking down the grand porch in front of the hotel where a number of people are congregated]
4 Steamer. Effingham at Wells House Dock, Schroon Lake [view looking straight down the dock where a number of people are waiting to get on board the boat]
5 Homeward bound, Steamer Effingham, Schroon Lake [view of stage coach receiving passengers that have disembarked from the steamer]
6 Schroon Lake – South from Steamboat landing [view of the lake from the shore were a couple of parties are about to embark on a journey by rowboat]
7 Sunset from Wells house, Schroon Lake [view showing the pier and a party paddling a canoe on the lake; another canoe is docked]
8 Schroon lake south from Mill Brook [view showing a party of two men in a canoe and one man seated on shore at waters' edge]
Last Updated: May 24, 2021