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 collection contains some 43 images. A sample from the collection is provided here:


The new road over Tongue Mountain looking south.


Sabbath Day Point and Lake George from new road over Tongue Mountain.


The Narrows Lake George looking north from Bolton, NY


Blair’s Bay, Lake George


Lake George overlook from north end of Tongue Mountain road.


Bonnie Blink, Gull Bay, Lake George, NY


Gull Bay Inn, Lake George, NY


Steamer landing at Glenburnie, Lake George


The New Sagamore Club. Lake George, NY


The Lake George Show Boat on the S.S. Horicon which for many years was docked at the Sagamore Hotel.


This collection of postcards and many more are available for viewing at the Warren County NY Historical Society.

If you’re in the area and stop by and look at our collection of over 750 postcards relating to the Warren County / Lake George  / Adirondack region.

edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager

(c) 2022. Warren County New York Historical Society.

contact: [email protected]

Source:   The Warren County NY Historical Society Post Card Collection.

Warren County NY Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804

Phone: 518-743-0734


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