Historical Context

The Clarkson-Normal Ice Carnival began to be held annually in Potsdam, New York in 1931. The carnival usually included a wide variety of figure skating, skiing, and other events. This yearly festival played a large part in the civic and college culture of Potsdam – so much so that, according to the programs, it was considered on par with Olympic festivals held in nearby Lake Placid.

Scope of Collection

These three photographs show the king and queen of the 1934, 1939, and 1950 Ice Carnivals.