Collection Facts

292 items
Dates of Original: 
1910 - 1930
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

George Marshall (1904 - 2000) and Bob Marshall (1901 - 1939) were brothers known for their conservationist efforts. The Marshall brothers’ father, Louis Marshall, a prominent constitutional lawyer, was co-owner of the Knollwood Club, an Adirondack Great Camp on Lower Saranac Lake. The Marshall brothers spent much of their youth exploring the Adirondack region, which inspired them to create the challenge of climbing all 46 of the Adirondack high peaks. Forty-sixers are hikers who have climbed all 46 of high peaks. The Marshall brothers and their family friend and guide, Herbert Clark are the original Adirondack High Peak “46ers”.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes black-and-white photographs depicting the Marshall family and friends, Adirondack region, and Knollwood Camp. The photographs were taken between 1910 and 1930. The collection includes many images of brothers George and Bob Marshall, as well as several images with their friend and guide, Herb Clark.