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Name Hodges, Frederick A.
Other names Fred A. Hodges
Frederick Atherton Hodges
"Adirondack" Hodges
Dates & places of birth and death born 1888
died August 15, 1958
Fred passed away after having a heart attack while walking to his car in the parking lot at Adirondack Museum.
Occupation Photographer
Notes Frederick A. Hodges was a camera artist who roamed the mountains for more than forty years and in every season, recording on film and in his notebook their varying moods and scenes.

Fred A. Hodges, 1887 from Rome. An 1887 Adirondack trip

See Maitland DeSormo's book "The Heydays of the Adirondacks"
Publications "Portraying Humanity" published in The Photographic Journal of America...Volume 52, Issue 11 1915. page 514-521. Text by F.B. Hodges of Rome, with photographs by his son, Frederick A. Hodges.
Relationships Parents:
Frederick Britton Hodges was born 1868 in Rome, NY. He married Esther (Etta) Marshall Hall 1887 in Rome, NY. He died 1920 in Rome, NY.
Places of residence Adirondacks
had a camp "Meeko" or "Squirrel Inn" at Blue Mountain Lake
"Partridge Camp" overlooking North Brookfield, NY
Rome, NY
Education graduated from Rome Free Academy circa 1906

Associated Records

Notebooks - Hodges, Frederick A.

Notebooks of Frederick Atherton "Adirondack" Hodges of Utica and Blue Mountain Lake, a photographer and sportsman. Essays consist of reminiscences of trips in the Adirondacks, primarily in Herkimer and Hamilton counties in the area of Old Forge, the Fulton Chain, Raquette Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake. Notebooks include Hodges' impressions and recollections of Adirondack guides (including Ed Arnold), hotels and steamboats on the Fulton Chain of lakes, hunting and fishing trips, guide boats, and the geography of the area. Writings are mostly undated. Edited versions of excerpts from Hodges' notebooks, as well as a biographical piece on Hodges, can be found in The Heydays of the Adirondacks

About a Pack Basket - Hodges, Frederick A.

A pack basket how-to as done by "Spike" Draper.

Fred Hodges papers - Hodges, Frederick A.

Fred Hodges was an employee of the Adirondack Museum and an outdoor enthusiast. The papers of Fred Hodges document his personal exploration of the Adirondack Mountains with an emphasis on canoeing, hiking and hunting. The collection is comprised of two handwritten notebooks of Hodges' Adirondack explorations, correspondence with the Adirondack Museum and a notebook of remarks on historic sites in the Adirondacks. The correspondence as well as memberships and letters of sympathy to Mrs. Hodges after Fred's death provide a glimpse into the life and person of Fred Hodges.

Frederick Hodges photograph registers - Hodges, Frederick A.

The collection is comprised of four volumes, each containing a numbered index with a short description and date. Each volume is for different sized film.

Image of Print, gelatin silver

Print, gelatin silver

Gelatin silver print, mounted, hand-colored. Signature in pencil lower right corner below image: "Hodges". View of Blue Mountain Lake from grounds of Blue Mountain House.

Image of Print, copy

Print, copy

Spike Draper seated on wooden bench carving wood for a packbasket. Behind him on the ground is a packbasket. In background is a log cabin.

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Print, copy

Spike Draper seated on a wooden bench and making a packbasket. Packbasket at left in background and 3 packbaskets at right in foreground. Spike is seated in front of a log cabin.

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Print, copy

Spike draper (right) and Dodie Draper (left) making packbaskets and sitting on wooden benches in front of Spike's Wigwam. 13 packbaskets to the front and right of Spike. Log building with sign reading "Spike's Wigwam" in background. Packbasket hanging from right side of building.

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Print, copy

Dodie Draper making a packbaset. She is seated on a wooden bench in front of a log cabin. Basket making materials on left side of photograph at her feet. On the right is a packbasket on the ground.

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Print, copy

Dodie Draper seated on a wooden bench making a packbasket. To the right of the of the bench is packbaskets and to the left is materials. In front of her is another wooden bench with materials on it. In background is a log cabin with a sign that reads "Spike's Wigwam."

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Print, copy

Dodie Draper seated on a wooden bench making a packbasket. Materials to the left of her. Part of packbasket in lower, right corner. Log cabin in background.

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Print, copy

Dodie Draper seated on a wooden bench making a packbasket. Materials to the left of her and log cabin in background.

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Print, copy

Dodie Draper and Spike Draper standing in front of log cabin. Sign to right of Spike reads "Spike's Wigwam." To left of Dodie is a wooden bench. Surrounding Spike and Dodie are several packbaskets. In front of pack baskets is material for making packbaskets.

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Print, copy

Six packbaskets on and around a wooden bench. To the right are 2 fancy baskets, one inside the other. In background is a log cabin.

Image of Print, copy

Print, copy

Dodie Draper and Spike Draper standing in front of log cabin. Sign to right of Spike reads "Spike's Wigwam." To left of Dodie is a wooden bench. Surrounding Spike and Dodie are several packbaskets. In front of pack baskets is material for making packbaskets.

Image of photo - mounted; print

photo - mounted; print

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