Collection Facts

Extent: 
280 items
Dates of Original: 
1889 - 1997

Historical Context

The area around Tupper Lake was first settled in 1844, and since very soon thereafter it has served as a major lumber producer in New York State.

Scope of Collection

This collection of photographs shows a wide variety of persons, natural landmarks, buildings, and other images of Tupper Lake and the surrounding area, dating between 1889 and 1997. Included in this collection are many images showing the logging industry, including horse drawn sleds, trees being felled, lumber camps, lumber mills, and Lumberjacks. Local landmarks such as hospitals, churches, railroad stations, and hotels are included.