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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

The Big Dapple: 1906

The Big Dapple: 1906

Oneida County, New York, circa 1906. "Summit Park at Oriskany, near Utica." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Observed:

Plenty of "tree-ffiti"! Clusters of initials on the trees where our watcher is standing, and probably a good bit older judging from the height, the large "BP" just outside the gazebo.

[Also AWC in Sept 97. - Dave]

Summit Park

This is near where I live. Summit Park was quite a place back in the late 19th century, with a race track, dance pavilion, a small lake and observatory. It was owned by the trolley company whose tracks ran up to it. It closed when autos became commonplace, and was completely torn down. It was reopened much later as a picnic area and swimming pool but has been long abandoned. Now it's a woodlot.

Absolutely beautiful

That's all I can say about this photo.
Just a beauty.
The lights, the shadows, those trees, the sun, the people.
I love it.
I'll set it as the new wallpaper for my computer's desktop.
Thanks Dave!

Long time listener, first time caller

I love the light in this picture. Perhaps it was taken close to noon?

 
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