Native American Baskets ???

We received a donation of nesting baskets that were believed to have been sold on Main Street, Bolton Landing, N.Y. by Native Americans in the 1930’s. In photographing the baskets for our Past Perfect Collection System, I noticed four coins attached to the largest basket that appeared to be Chinese.  I was trying to figure…
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Collection Item of the Week – May 9, 2023 Instructions to Ground Observer Corps

During the Cold War the US Government continued a ground observers program started during World War II. The object of the corps was to provide more observers of the sky looking for possible enemy aircraft sneaking into United States Air Space. This booklet covers the instructions given to those volunteers including Stanley, Ruth and Ronald…
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Collection item of the week – April 27, 2023 Silver Bay, Lake George, New York

We recently received a nice collection of post cards from Thomas Winant of Florida. Included in the collection were twelve post cards of Silver Bay Association. Since I had never seen many of them I thought I’d share them with you.                            …
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Collection item of the Week – 03/03/2023 Charles Tisch Cottage at Schroon Lake, NY

The Charles Tisch Cottage at Schroon Lake, NY was recently demolished. The cottage built in the year 1917 was located at the southern entrance to Schroon Lake village. It was designed by noted Glens Falls architect Ward Grover Shippey who did many projects in the Schroon Lake area including Scaroon Manor and the Brown Swan…
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Collection Item of the Week – 02/14/2023 Glens Falls Park Association

Saratoga was not the only “Summer place to be” in August. Horse racing in Glens Falls took place at he Glens Falls Park Association Track. Below is an original entry form for Harness Racing Stakes to be held on August 14, 15 and 16, 1888. The first stakes race was a Brood Mare Stake. It…
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Collection Item of the Week – 02/07/2023 – Stereographs

This week I thought we’d take a look at a couple of local stereographs in our collection.   This is a view looking north on Canada Street in present day Lake George. The stereograph was taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard and is #983 in his collection.   This is a view looking east down the…
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Collection Item of the Week – 01/31/2023 – W.S. Tuttle Monuments & Headstones

This week we’ll look at an item from the Harris Family Collection #17 which was donated by Phil Harris. An advertising circular for W.S. Tuttle “Finished Marble and Granite Monuments and Headstones” located at 150 Bay Street in Glens Falls, New York.   In the circular he gives references for monuments he provided to noteworthy…
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Collections Item of the Week – 01/24/2023 Warren County / Caldwell County?

I’d like to share with you some research I’ve been doing on the origin Warren County. The county was formed by the New York State Legislature in March 1813. What has been lost to history is the fact that the naming of Warren County after Joseph Warren was not the name originally proposed by the…
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Collection Item of the Week 01/17/2023

  This item is from the Sheila Satterlee Collection # 23.  An early photograph of the Rogers Rock Hotel. Photographer unknown. Apparently used as a postcard. Contact the Warren County NY Historical Society for a copy of “Terms and Conditions for Reproduction of Images – Multimedia.”   edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager (c) 2023….
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Job B Vaughn photo album

The Society received a digital copy of Job B Vaughn family of Queensbury, NY. The album is in possession of Patti Bender of Kansas. She was wondering if anyone could help identify any of the photos of the unknown persons whose photos are shown below.     Here is some information regarding Job Beadleston Vaughan…
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