RP Adirondacks S R Stoddard Indian Carry Rustic Lodge

Up for auction is this original vintage "circa 1880" albumen photograph by Seneca Ray Stoddard. The view is Rustic Lodge on Upper Saranac Lake. This is w the famous Indian Carry divided the Saranac and Raquette River watershed (read below) It was built by Jessie Corey who has a hamlet named after him between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake along Route 3. Coreys is is the long access to the high peaks (35 miles of trail to the top of Mt Marcy)

The albuman photo was mounted on manila type paper by a New York City photo dealer and has been since glued to an 8" by 10" foam core backing to preserve the photos integrity. In the sky area, upper left corner, you can make out the word Adirondack w someone had written on the back side of the photo. It's not readly visible unless you look closly at the photo. The photo can be framed as is, or made to fit in a smaller frame. The photo is very good condition with exceptional clarity. T is a slight discoloring on the water (lower right) as can be seen in the scan. Insurance is included in the S&H $5.50

INDIAN CARRY STORY:

Prior to the development of railroads and the automobile, the Saranac Lakes formed part of an important transportation route in the Adirondacks; one could travel 140 miles across, from the Mohawk Valley to Old Forge and through to Lake Champlain, almost
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