Follow 'In Stoddard's Footsteps' at museum

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - His career spanned the settling of the Adirondacks, the heyday of the guide, the steamship, and the grand hotel. Pioneer photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard produced over 8,000 images of a changing landscape -- the largest documentary record of regional life in the late 19th century.

Adirondack photographer Mark Bowie followed in Stoddard's footsteps more than a century later, faithfully photographing once again the exact locations of many of Stoddard's classic images.

Join Bowie on Sunday Feb. 15 at the Adirondack Museum as he compares the Adirondacks of today with how it was in the 1800s.

The program, "In Stoddard's Footsteps" will be held in the Adirondack Museum's auditorium Auditorium, the presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission in $5, with no charge for children of elementary school age or younger. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.

This and other presentations are sponsored by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, named after a Johnsburg couple and dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents. For details on the foundation, see www.pearsallfoundation.org.

Mark Bowie is a third-generation Adirondack photographer who has published three books. He is a frequent contributor to Adirondack Life and and many other publications.

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