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Name Long Lake

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Image of Canoe

Canoe

Strip-built open paddling canoe with yoke. Length: 11'11", Beam: 28 3/4" Weight: 40 lbs The noted New York physician Arpad Gerster used this boat for solo trips through the Adirondacks from bases at his camps on Raquette Lake and Long Lake. He took to the waterways alone to avoid the "annoyance...suffered through the impatience of the guides, who were always in a `stew' to reach the next hotel on the route, where `grub' was awaiting them." His kit included a tent of raw China Silk and a fly made by David Abercrombie, a pair of Jaeger blankets, an air pillow, a two-pound ax, a sheath knife, a rifle, and a cooking kit of aluminum. "In 1888 aluminum was a precious metal; but, undaun

Image of Canoe, Sailing

Canoe, Sailing

Open sailing canoe with floorboards and Radix centerboard. Cedar planking, varnished inside and out. Two sets of seat cleats. No seats. Mast holes in both decks but no sailing hardware or rig. Length: 13' 1"B:eam 31"Wteigh: 57 lbs Built by J.H. Rushton, Canton, 1883 When Arpad Gerster ordered this boat from J.H. Rushton, the sailing canoes popular with most canoeists had much longer decks, leaving only a five- or six-foot-long cockpit in which the skipper sat. An open boat like this one was lighter. This one has copper flotation tanks fore and aft which helped offset the dangers of swamping. It was paddled with a double-bladed paddle and had two "modified Bailey" sails, a type

Image of An Anxious Moment - Painting

An Anxious Moment - Painting

Naturalistic depiction of two bearded men in birch canoe, one paddling, one with rifle, approaching a distant buck and doe, with forest and lake background, fall coloring. From "The Adirondack World of A.F. Tait:" Tait described this painting in his Register as Follows: "Painted from Nature - Two Guides in a Canoe, coming up to two Deer View on Long Lake looking across towards the big [Swamp (crossed out)] Marsh." Handwritten, verso "B.N. 1880/ View Long Lake/ Hamilton Co./ N.Y./ "An Anxious Moment" /"Suspense"/ Painted from nature/ by/ A. F. Tait, N.A."

Image of Long Lake - Painting

Long Lake - Painting

View of Long Lake looking south towards the present Long Lake Village between Round Island (left) and smaller island on right.

Image of Snowed in - Painting

Snowed in - Painting

Realistic depiction of Uncle Dan Catlin of Long Lake, NY and dog rescuing four fallen sheep in snow with snow mantled trees and stumps in the background. From "The Adirondack World of A.F. Tait" p. 61: Tait's Register notes that this is "Uncle Dan Catlin & Scotty dog rescuing Sheep in Snow after a Snow Storm." This is the second of six similar subjects the artist painted between 1875-1891. Dan Catlin lived in Endion in the 1870's or 1880's Original accession files state the title is "Lost in the Snow"

Image of [Allen Sketchbook #1] - Sketchbook

[Allen Sketchbook #1] - Sketchbook

Sketchbook with 29 pencil sketches, 1 pen sketch and drawings of the Adirondacks and Massachusetts; 2 hand drawn maps - one of Adirondacks, one of New York-Pennsylvania border See "Multimedia link" for Collection Description

Image of [Long Lake, Adirondacks] - Drawing

[Long Lake, Adirondacks] - Drawing

Page from Rev. Frederick B. Allen Sketchbook #1; pencil sketch of a water way running through mountains.

Image of [Allen Sketchbook #4] - Sketchbook

[Allen Sketchbook #4] - Sketchbook

Sketchbook with 27 pencil sketches and drawings, many with white highlights. See "Multimedia link" for Collection Description

Image of [Long Lake] - Drawing

[Long Lake] - Drawing

Page from Rev. Frederick B. Allen Sketchbook #4; pencil sketch of a grassy hill leading to a lake. On the far side are more hills and mountains with trees.

Image of [Long Lake, Adirondacks] - Drawing

[Long Lake, Adirondacks] - Drawing

Page from Rev. Frederick B. Allen Sketchbook #4; pencil sketch through trees and shrubs looking onto a lake. Mountains on the far shore.

Image of [Long Lake] - Drawing

[Long Lake] - Drawing

Page from Rev. Frederick B. Allen Sketchbook #4; pencil sketch of two lake scenes. On top, a lake with a rounded island in the center and forested, mountainous shores. On bottom, a lake with two rounded islands and faint mountains in the background.

Image of In the Adirondacks, Looking down Long Lake from the Sagamore - Postcard

In the Adirondacks, Looking down Long Lake from the Sagamore - Postcard

Halftone color postcard with an undivided back.

Image of In the Adirondacks, Looking down Long Lake from the Sagamore - Postcard

In the Adirondacks, Looking down Long Lake from the Sagamore - Postcard

Halftone color postcard with an undivided back.

Image of Looking Down Long Lake From the Sagamore, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

Looking Down Long Lake From the Sagamore, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

Collotype, black and white: view of a porch off a white building. A small child stands in the foreground, women sit further back. A small dog is lying near the door. In the background is a lake and mountains.

Image of Paddle

Paddle

Double bladed canoe paddle made by J. H. Rushton or to his design. Rounded blades, brass tips, nickel-plated ferrules. Ferrules have a pin and 2-notch configuration for setting the blades for a constant angle of feathering. No maker's name but "6" on one side of each blade denoting the length. LOA: 6 feet blades 20" X 6 1/2"

Image of Adirondack Mts., N.Y., Long Lake Views - Postcard

Adirondack Mts., N.Y., Long Lake Views - Postcard

Halftone color postcard with a divided back. Card depicts five different scenes of Long Lake, N.Y. on a white birch background. Images clockwise: "Up Long Lake,"(1968.227.20) "Down Long Lake," "Up Long Lake from the Bridge," "Down Long Lake from the Sagamore," and in center: "Guide Carrying the Boat" (P001040).

Image of Down Long Lake From The Sagamore Hotel, Adirondack Mts., N.Y. - Postcard

Down Long Lake From The Sagamore Hotel, Adirondack Mts., N.Y. - Postcard

Black and white postcard with a divided back.

Image of Long Lake From Camp Etelka - Postcard

Long Lake From Camp Etelka - Postcard

Black and white postcard with border and divided back. View of two canoes pulled onto a beach at Long Lake.

Image of The Foot of Long Lake, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

The Foot of Long Lake, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

Collotype, black and white: view of a lake with a mountain and forested shores in the background. A small steamboat with American flag and top in the center of the lake.

Image of Kellogg's Long Lake House, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

Kellogg's Long Lake House, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Collotype

Collotype, black and white: view of a large white hotel with four stories. In the foreground is a wooden floating bridge crossing the channel towards the structure. A horse and buggy are in front of the house. A mountain in the background.