Adirondack Region photograph albums ([ca. 1895])

Collection processed and finding aid created by Meg Hixon, April 2013
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Adirondack Region photograph albums
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: [ca. 1895]
Extent: 2 volumes
These photograph albums contain pictures of scenery, people, and buildings in the Adirondack Region of northern New York and in Washington, D.C.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

F-140.2, F-140.5.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

Adirondack Region photograph albums, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


These photographs were taken in the Adirondack region of the state of New York and in Washington, D.C., around the late 19th century.

Collection Scope and Content Note

These photograph albums (19cm x 30cm) contain 49 pictures of scenery, people, and buildings in the Adirondack Region of northern New York. Labeled photographs show buildings, animals, and scenery in and around Ilion, New York; Clifton, New York; Oxbow, New York; Chippewa Bay, New York; the Grass River; the Oswegatchie River; and Washington, D.C. Houses and other buildings shown include a home on "Preston Isle" in Chippewa Bay, the "Old Morris House" (a colonial stone house), an abandoned iron furnace, the White House, and the United States Capitol. Photographs of construction equipment are also present. Of the individuals and groups pictured, only Jack Moffett, a young boy, is identified. Photographs of note include pictures of an encampment, the exterior of a log cabin decorated with pine boughs, game and fish, and replicas of the ships Niña , Pinta , and Santa Maria . Two photographs indicate the photographer's interest in capturing motion: one shows the Empire State Express at full speed and another shows a woman throwing water, captured at a shutter speed of 1/50 second. The albums have black or blue binding with "Photographs" embossed in gold on the covers.

Subject Terms

  • Photographs shelf.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • Camping.
  • Ilion (N.Y.)
  • Livestock.
  • Log cabins--New York (State)
  • New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company.
  • New York (State)
  • Niña (Caravel : Replica)
  • Oswegatchie River (N.Y.)
  • Pinta (Caravel : Replica)
  • Photography, instantaneous.
  • Railroads--New York (State)
  • Santa María (Ship : Replica)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
Genre Terms:
  • Landscape photographs--1890-1900.
  • Photograph albums--1890-1900.
  • Photographic prints--1890-1900.

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.2.Ad.a]  
Adirondack Region photograph albums,  [ca. 1895] [series]
Volume   2 [A.2.Ad.b]  
Adirondack Region photograph albums,  [ca. 1895] [series]