Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Adirondack Photo Archive

Google and LIFE Magazine have teamed up to present the magazines photo archive online. Strangely, a search for Adirondack turned up next to nothing; a search for Adirondacks turns up a few more, including this shot of Albert Einstein on his sailboat at Saranac Lake 1936.  Additional search for specific places turned up a number of interesting photos like these from the Trudeau Sanatorium and these photos of the Governors Conference held at Lake George in 1954, 

The search problems and so far small number of local images aside, the archive does include iconic images taken by famous photographers like Margaret Bourke-White, Gordon Parks, and Dorothea Lange. The project is similar to “The Commons” launched by Flickr which now includes photos from the Library of Congress. LIFE has said that as many as 97 percent of the photographs have never been seen by the public before.

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John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for almost 50 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded the geolocation services company Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

John remains active in traditional media. His Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on the stations of North Country Public Radio and on 93.3 / 102.1 The Mix. Since 2008, John has been a media specialist on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute.

John is also a professional researcher and historian with a M.A. in Public History. He edits The New York History Blog and is the author of two books of regional history. As a Grant Consultant for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, he has reviewed hundreds of historic roadside marker grant applications from around New York State for historical accuracy.




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