|Object Name||photo - copyprint|
|Description||Caption in folder: "Raquette Pond -- Probably taken from near Sorting Gap. Hurd's Big Mill at center left. Tenement house (still standing) at center. Hotel Altamont the highest building at right center. Probably taken in early 1890s, certainly before the big fire of July 29-30, 1899, which destroyed most of the buildings pictured."|
Tupper Lake, hamlet
Caption from "Mostly Spruce and Hemlock":
"Crane, pioneer Tupper photographer, took this picture of the infant village of Tupper Lake from log-littered, stump-dotted Raquette Pond in the 1890s and it is probably the oldest extant view of the community. John Hurd's "Big Mill" is at left. The tenement building which still stands in lower Wawbeek Ave. is at right center. Most of the other structures were destroyed in the big fire of July 30, 1899. The forest still crowded down within a few hundred yards of the lakefront then."