Remembering the History of Glens Falls, Queensbury and the Southern Adirondacks

Collections at the Chapman Historical Museum

Seneca Ray Stoddard

Research Archive

 Seneca Ray Stoddard (1843-1917) is best known for his photographs of the Adirondack Mountains, but he also was a cartographer, writer, poet, artist, traveler and lecturer. A sign painter by training, he turned to photography in his twenties. From his business base in Glens Falls he carried his cameras throughout the region, capturing the vistas and scenes of Adirondack life over a span of forty years. The 3000+ photographs in the Chapman Stoddard Collection document not only the Adirondack wilderness but also the human story of the region.


 The Chapman Museum Research Archive houses manuscripts, other archival materials and over 10,000 photographs that document the history of the Glens Falls region.  The archive is open for walk-in researchers on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm or by appointment. Glens Falls ...