A Man Who Captured Beauty and Made a Difference

Stoddard's people of the Adirondacks

Stoddard’s people of the Adirondacks

Seneca Ray Stoddard had not only a great name but an enormous love for the Adirondacks. A self-trained artist and photographer Stoddard documented the people, the beauty and the every day life of the region producing 3000+ images over forty years. He passionately worked to keep the Adirondacks wild and his persistence paid off when Governor Hill signed a bill in 1892 establishing the Adirondack Park.

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Three boys lounging on beach, Adirondacks

Three boys lounging on beach, Adirondacks

 

A veteran angler

A veteran angler

 

Lake George in summer

Lake George in summer

 

Out-of-doors in Adirondack Mountains, New York: Who wouldn't be a boy?

Out-of-doors in Adirondack Mountains, New York: Who wouldn’t be a boy?

 

People relaxing on sandy beach in the Adirondack Mts., N.Y.

People relaxing on sandy beach in the Adirondack Mts., N.Y.

Photos courtesy Library of Congress