Jesse Sumner Wooley – Postcards of the Lake George in the early 20th Century.

Noted regional photographer Jesse Sumner Wooley (1867 – 1943) of Ballston Spa, NY traveled to Lake George in the first part of the 20th century to shoot photos to be sold as postcards of the region. The Warren County Historical Society recently received a collection of his postcards from the Saratoga County Historical Society. The…
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Queensbury High School – Class of 1951 Photo

We recently received a gift from Everett Stockman of a photo of the class of 1951 from Queensbury, NY High School. All the individuals are identified in the caption. Enjoy !! edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager (c) 2022. Warren County New York Historical Society. contact: [email protected] Source:   The Everett Stockman Collection. Warren County NY…
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Gaslight Village – “Yesterdays Fun Today”

Lake George businessman Charles R Wood created the Gaslight Village amusement park at Lake George, New York after his success with Storytown USA. Construction on the site began in the late 1950’s and the village opened for the 1959 tourist season. The property was located at the foot of Lake George adjacent to the Fort…
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USS Cimarron in World War II

A recent anonymous gift to the Warren County was a group of World War II pictures of the naval ship and crew of the USS Cimarron (AO-22) oiler used during World War II to refuel ships at sea. The anonymous person who dropped off a number of pictures stated that they belonged to Stanley J….
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“Let’s Go To The Fair”

Almost every county in New York celebrates an annual fair.  Warren County was no exception. The Warren County Fair had its beginnings in 1857 as the Warren County Agricultural Society. I’d like to share some images from a recent accession of material relating to the Warren County Agricultural Society (1863-1886), The Warrensburgh Fair and Exhibition…
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Back to School – Queensbury, New York District 15 school

To celebrate this time of year I’d like to share a “back to school” picture from 1938. Students and teacher standing in front of Queensbury, NY District 15 school sometimes called the Harris school or the Bay Road School.     edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager (c) 2022. Warren County New York Historical Society….
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Drive-In Movie Theaters….. A blast from the past !!

A vanishing item from the landscape are Drive-In Movie Theaters. In scanning items from the Barker – Henry architecture and engineering collection, I recently came across drawings for a drive-in movie theater screen. I thought I’d share these drawings. Drive-in movie theater screen. Barker Henry Collection. 59-08.     The typical outdoor screen was over…
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John Thurman Historical Society Map Collection

The Warren County Historical Society recently received a collection of 26 maps from the John Thurman Historical Society. I’d like to share a listing of the maps and provide some sample images. Due to the size of many maps it’s difficult to display them online. Some maps are in very poor condition but it is…
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Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), American Abolitionist Leader

In cataloging the Seelye-Eggleston Collection here at the Society I came across a carte-de-viste photograph of Wendell Phillips. It piqued my interest as I recognized his name as a famous American Abolitionist.     Wendell Phillips was born in Boston, Massachusetts November 29, 1811 the son of John Phillips and Sarah Walley. He was a…
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Arcady Country Club, Hague, New York

The Arcady Club was owned by Joseph Lowe of Pelham, NY.  In 2008 I had a conversation with Dr. Charles Upton Lowe, son of the owners, He informed me that the original club building was built on the shore of Lake George in the town of Hague, New York circa 1920 and burned shortly thereafter….
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