ADK Museum releases new photo book

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Just in time for holiday giving, the Adirondack Museum has announced the release of a new book.

Historic Images of the Adirondacks features more than 140 historic photographs drawn from the Adirondack Museum's renowned collection of over 80,000 images. The book includes photos of early settlers, lumber camps, Great Camps, hotels, campgrounds, community life, and much more. Victoria Verner Sandiford selected and compiled images for the new book.

Historic Images is available at the Museum Store in Blue Mountain Lake, open daily until Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; at the Museum Store in Lake Placid, offering special holiday hours; and online 24 hours a day at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com. The book is priced at $19.95.

"This book celebrates more than 150 years of life in the Adirondacks, captured in photographs," said Laura Rice, the museum's chief curator. "In these images we see people and places that have long since disappeared: an 'immense pile of pulpwood' in Newton Falls; Georgia O'Keefe summering in Lake George; and a small mom-and-pop general store in Newcomb."

Other photographs depict places that are still familiar parts of the landscape: Camp Pine Knot, Fish Creek Campsite, and the Ausable Chasm.

"Individually, the photos offer a glimpse of a single moment in time," said Rice. "But together they form a visual history of the Adirondack region."

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