Collection Facts

547 items
Dates of Original: 
1899 - 1914
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The photographs in this collection are from an album belonging to a woman named Grace Cogswell. Images are of various places in the Adirondacks that show locations where Grace and her family and friends stayed and traveled from 1899 through 1914. Starting in the 1850’s and rapidly accelerating in the early 20th century, Adirondack tourism brought thousands of Americans out of the cities and into the wilderness for weeks at a time.

Scope of Collection

This collection consists of numerous black and white photographs. Included are numerous group portraits, including both children and adults in costume, as well as landscape photographs. Also included are individuals hiking, snowshoeing, playing hockey, and engaged in other recreational pursuits.