Collection Facts

1030 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1929-1974
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Katherine (Kay) Flickinger Dockstader (1910-1995) was a lifelong resident of the Schenectady, New York area who worked for General Electric. She was one of the first women to hike the 46 Adirondack High Peaks and was an active member of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Mohawk Valley Hiking, and Otyokwa Clubs. Kay took extensive scenic photographs, detailing many of them with personal notes about the locations and participants. The images reflect Flickinger’s opinion that “up here, everything is beautiful!”

Scope of Collection

The collection includes photographs, reverse side personal notes, and postcards of the Adirondack Mountains and other Northern New York locations; many of the images include Flickinger’s friends and fellow outdoor enthusiasts.