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Ghost Lobby: 1910

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Ghost Lobby: 1910

Circa 1910. "The Concourse, Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, New York." Please excuse any spectral guests who might happen to waft right through you. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

All the senses

This looks eerily like the great hall of the Schroon Lake Manor, in NY. It has been closed for 60 or more years, and possibly torn down by now, but, as a child, I roamed the grounds in wonder. Amazed at the ballrooms and grand theaters, something I have never seen since. What happened to our sense of grandeur, that we are complacent with miniature theaters and miniscule screens?

Footprints in Time!

Love the footprints on the carpet, truly the marks of the ghosts of Fort William Henry!

Too much heat?

The closest light fitting has a dirty big crack in the glass.

All the spirits seem Earthbound

If there were any floating about the ceiling then I'd be nervous.

Look closely

And you will see the feint vision of William Tecumseh Sherman.

[Sorry, no fencing in the lobby. - tterrace]

Why, didn't they wanna keep the goats out?

High-class joint

Nary a spittoon in sight.

 
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