Adirondack Portraits: The Photography of Osmond D. Putnam About the Collection

About the images The Osmond D. Putnam photographs (ARL-081) contains 132 images taken between 1885 and 1887 near Johnsburg, New York. Glass plate negatives are composite objects, consisting of a glass support, a binder, and an image-forming substance. During the 1870s, gelatin dry plate negatives became commercially available in pre-cut packs. This is what Putnam […]

The Winter Photography of John S. Apperson

These images are made available through the generosity of the Apperson family, Apperson’s Associates, and Protect the Adirondacks. The people and policies of New York State were just beginning to define what an Adirondack Park would look like in the early 20th century. This exhibit of John S. Apperson’s winter photography highlighted his vision of […]

Defending a Changing Landscape: A History of Forest Rangers in New York State

Exhibit May 23, 2019 – September 20, 2019 These images are made available through the generosity of Lou Curth and Protect the Adirondacks. In many ways Forest Ranger history mirrors the history of conservation in New York State. Since the establishment of Fire Wardens in 1885, the evolution of priorities and circumstances for both public […]

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners Exhibit

Sponsored by Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Audubon Society of the Capital Region, and the Kelly Adirondack Center   12 award winning photographs from the 2017 Audubon photography contest and two reprints from the Schaffer Library Audubon Birds of America double elephant folio are on exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center April 12 through May 3, […]

The Summits of Forests: The High Peaks Photography of Kay Flickinger and Books of Grace Hudowalski

This exhibition was on display from May 18 through November 30, 2018. These images are made available through the generosity of the estate of Kay Flickinger Dockstader and Protect the Adirondacks. Twenty people attended the first meeting of the 46ers in 1948 electing Grace Hudowalski (#9) as president and Kay Flickinger(#41) as secretary. This exhibit […]

Winter to Spring: Adirondack Paintings by Sandra Hildreth

On display from January 25 to April 28, 2017 Gallery Talk at 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017 Winter to Spring, bitter cold to mud….  Most people, especially in the Adirondacks, think of winter and spring as less than enjoyable seasons. They’re often cold, dreary, damp, and unpleasant – months to endure before summer […]