Tupper Lake Photograph Collection

This collection documents the working, social, and recreational life in and around Tupper Lake from beginning of the twentieth century through the 1970s. Many photographs depict the logging industry, which had a profound impact on the town's early history. Historic buildings, churches, and local businesses also feature prominently in this collection, offering insight into Tupper Lake's changing architectural landscape. A number of photographs depict residents and tourists engaging in various civil and recreational activities--including school functions, fraternal organizations, winter activities, and swimming in the lake. Together, these items show the town's shifting focus from industrial to recreational activities.

Collection owner: Tupper Lake Public Library