BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - William F. Kollecker, a Saranac lake photographer snapped a shot of children bundled up and ready for fun and perhaps a little mischief in 1935. The image is now in the collection of the Adirondack Museum. Sadly, however, the names of the kids were not recorded.
The museum plans to use the photograph in advertising for the 2010 Cabin Fever Sunday Series. It will appear in posters and newspaper ads throughout the North Country.
The Adirondack Museum would like to complete the historical record connected with this photo and learn the names of the children. If you recognize your mother, grandfather, or even yourself in the photograph, please contact Susan Dineen, director of marketing at 352-7311, ext. 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
William F. Kollecker produced a rich collection of photographs of the Saranac Lake area. The photos are largely preserved in the Adirondack Collection of the Saranac Lake Free Library. He is recognized today as the most successful and prolific photographer in the village's history.
According to Historic Saranac Lake, "No other photographer captured the face and feeling of Saranac Lake or portrayed the lives and lifestyles of its citizens with greater accuracy or artistry for a comparable time period." Among the many faces he captured were those of these children.