AuSable Chasm "Grand Flume." Albumen print. Glens Falls, N.Y. Stoddard, copyright 1892. Vintage albumen mammoth print, 42.3x25.2 cm (approximately 16 1/2 x 9 15/16 inches), on the photographer's gilt edged mount. Numbered ("17") and titled by hand below the print at bottom left of the mount. "COPYRIGHT 1892 by [?] STODDARD, GLENS FALLS, N.Y." rubber-stamped (very faintly) below the print at bottom right of the mount. The purchaser has written a gift inscription at the bottom center of the mount "Compliments of Willard A. Towler July 10th 1894." On the verso of the mount Towler has written the following inscription: "Mrs. Edward T. Fowler. / 3809 Prairie Ave / Chicago, / Ill. / Compliments /of / One who has passed through the Chasm July 10, 1894" and, in another hand, "framed for Minnie R. Towler / (Mrs Herbert Lincoln Towler / photo from William A ('Uncle Will') Towler to / his brother's wife (Mrs Edward Thomas Towler)." Often called the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, AuSable Chasm, a sandstone gorge about two miles long, is a major tourist attraction in the Adirondack region of Upstate New York. The AuSable River runs through it, and then empties into Lake Champlain. Narrow old sun lines at the top and bottom edges of print. Still a striking image with good contrast. Smaller vintage Stoddard photographs are common, but these mammoth prints are seldom found. (#166786).