AUSABLE CHASM, NEAR KEESVILLE, NEW YORK. Gelatin silver print. Adirondacks, George W. Baldwin.

AUSABLE CHASM, NEAR KEESVILLE, NEW YORK. Gelatin silver print. N.p., n.d. Circa 1900? Framed hand tinted photograph, approximately 22.5x17.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches) of Ausable Chasm, a sandstone gorge located near Keeseville, New York, signed "G. W. Baldwin" in pencil in the lower right hand corner of the photograph. George W. Baldwin (1849-1930) "was a photographer in various towns of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, New York. He began his photographic career in the 1870s and at various times in his career had studios in Keeseville and Plattsburgh, as well as in Saranac Lake. He was based in Plattsburgh longest, before removing to Lake Placid in 1892" (The New York Public Library/Photographers’ Identities Catalog). Baldwin, along "with William L. Distin, and William F. Kollecker produced a rich collection of photographs of the area, that is largely preserved in the Adirondack Collection of the Saranac Lake Free Library. George W. Baldwin was the son of Jonathan and Elvira Baldwin. He began his photographic career in the 1870s and at various times in his career had studios in Keeseville and Plattsburgh, as well as in Saranac Lake. He advertised that he was a manufacturer of gold and plush picture frames, and a publisher of books depicting Adirondack scenes. He also made stereoscopic slides which were enhanced with a rustic border. Some of his portraits have become family heirlooms and some are found in antique shops around the North Country. In about 1900, he sold his business to William L. Distin. In 1893 he bought the Lake Placid House; he sold it in 1897 shortly before moving to Rutland, Vermont (Historic Saranac Lake Wiki). In 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 inch-oak frame. Appears fine, not examined out of frame. (#166688).

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