Riding In Style

April 2, 2024 - June 16, 2024

How do we travel from one place to the next? Today, the answer is simple – we drive, fly, take a train, bus, or taxi. As Seneca Ray Stoddard traveled across the Adirondacks, he photographed horse-drawn carriages filled with tourists, steamboats loading passengers to explore remote lakes, and train cars bringing businessmen to their destinations. These photographs offer a glimpse at how individuals and families navigated the southern Adirondack region at the end of the nineteenth century.

 

Featured photograph: Seneca Ray Stoddard, 938. Lake George – On Minne-ha-ha at Black Mountain Point, 1880, Chapman Museum 2011.5.3