Railroad Excursion Party Outside Paul Smith's Hotel, Adirondacks, New York, Albumen Photograph
Albumen photograph, 9 x 7 in., mounted, matted, and framed, 16 x 13 in. overall. Outdoor view of a railroad excursion party posed atop, inside, and around a large, horse-drawn stagecoach from the T. Latour Stageline, parked outside Smiths in July 1889. Taken by Baldwin's Photos, Plattsburgh, NY.
Many of the subjects and the railroad lines with which they were associated are identified on mount verso. Members of the party include: Hibbard, Albany Day Line; Jerome, NY & HR; Weeks, NYC & HR; Abbott, Erie RR; Luitte (?), Foquet House; Babcock, Providence & Stonington SS Co.; Rocke, NYC & HR; Paul Smith, Upper St. Regis; DeHaven, Erie; Judge Monell, outsider; Hop (?) Lee, Anc(?) Bank Note Co.; Burdick, D & H; Wright; Chas. Lambert, West Shore; McDaniels, NYC; McRoy (?); Geo. M. Wright, New York City.
As per verso inscription, this railroad excursion party was photographed in front of Paul Smith's, a hotel formerly known as the Saint Regis House that was founded in 1859 in the town of Brighton, NY. The hotel, which was patronized by US Presidents including Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the first wilderness resorts in the Adirondacks.
Even toning to photograph, with some light surface soiling. Not examined outside of frame, but previous owner created photocopy of mount verso inscription.