New Stoddard Acquisitions

Ongoing Exhibit

Seneca Ray Stoddard Photo of boats on lakeshore

Through a grant from the Waldo T. & Ruth S. Ross Charitable Trust, this year the museum was able to build its Seneca Ray Stoddard Collection by purchasing 50 works from private collections. Included are images of Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, Glens Falls and a few select photos of the central Adirondacks. These “new to us” images add to our collection of 3,000 Stoddard photographs, particularly expanding the number of his stereopticon cards.

The mini-exhibit features a selection of these photos that depict water settings — lakes, rivers and even an early image of the Fort William Henry Hotel’s fountain, taken prior to the hotel’s remodeling and expansion in the late 1860s.