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Exhibits at the Chapman Historical Museum

Water & Light: S.R. Stoddard’s Photos of LG

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On display May 11 to October 1, 2017

Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844-1917) is well known for his photographs of the Adirondack Mountains.  From his base in Glens Falls he carried his cameras throughout the region, capturing scenes of Adirondack life over a span of forty years. As Stoddard traveled, he photographed bodies of water -- in particular, Lake George.  In his images he used water as a key compositional element, and he experimented with natural light to create delightful visual effects. 

This exhibit features forty six images of Lake George, selected from more than 700, that best capture Stoddard’s mastery of the interplay of water and light.  They range the length of the lake from the Fort William Henry Hotel to the south through the picturesque islands of The Narrows to Rogers Rock in the north.  Included are many landmarks -- Pearl Point, Black Mountain, French Point, Recluse Island, Sabbath Day Point, and Hulett’s Landing, to name a few.