Traveling Exhibitions

Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks

About the Exhibit

Adirondack photographer and conservationist Seneca Ray Stoddard was a leading figure in inspiring people, through his photographs and writings, to visit the Adirondacks in the post-Civil War era.  Stoddard’s work shows the constancy of the natural beauty of the Adirondacks along with the devastating changes from unregulated mining and logging.  He used his images to foster a new ethic of responsibility for the landscape and was instrumental in shaping public opinion about tourism, leading to the 1892 “Forever Wild” clause in the New York State Constitution. 

Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks features 27 double-matted and 46 single-matted albumen photographs selected from the State Museum's extensive Stoddard collection.  The exhibition is comprised of eight sections: Adapting the Land, American Canoe Association, Building the Environment, Fort Ticonderoga, Getting There, Statue of Liberty, Stoddard’s People, and Stoddard’s Vision. 

Visit the online exhibition:

  • 73 (27 double-matted and 43 single-matted) framed albumen photographs
  • 150 linear feet
  • Text and graphics provided electronically
  • 12 week booking period
  • Venue responsible for shipping costs
Availability and Fees

Contact Nancy Kelley at (518) 474-0080 or for more information

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