Exposing The Wilderness Early-Twentieth-Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers
Author: Robert Bogdan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Education at Syracuse University. He is the author of several books dealing with photo postcards including Real Photo Postcard Guide: The People’s Photography.
Publisher/Date: Syracuse University Press (c. 1999) 1st Printing. From the New York State History & Culture series.
Format/Condition: New cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 252 pages, index; 7.5 x 10.8 inches. Illustrated with nearly 250 black-and-white postcards and photographic illustrations.
Description: An exploration of New York State's Adirondack mountains through the lives and images of six early 20th-century postcard photographers who left a visual documentary of this wilderness region and its culture just after the turn of the century. Combines descriptive text with nearly 250 black-and-white postcards and photographic illustrations depicting Adirondack life. Provides insight into popular culture of the times, and takes an in-depth look at the families and lives of these photographer-artisans.
Preface: In Search of the Photographers
• Adirondack Photo Postcards and the Automobile Age
• William Garrett Mandeville, Jr.: Lowville Village Photographer
• Henry M. Beach: Remsen's Roaming Photographer
• William Kollecker: Saranac Lakes Kodak Man
• Ernest Johnson Ameden: North River Hamlet Photographer
• Jesse Sumner Wooley: Official Silver Bay Photographer
• Rudolph Herman Cassens: The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company
• Conclusion: A Closer Look at Postcards