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Riverside Inn: 1909

Riverside Inn: 1909

Circa 1909. "Riverside Inn, Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." There seems to be a parade or procession of some sort in the offing, with a brass band and horses advertising an auction. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

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Auction

I'm not seeing the auction signs - what am I missing?

Demolished 1935

Found this about the history of the Inn and an expanded view at this site.

carbon arc tangent

Not precisely germane, I know, but you haven't lived until you've run a lithographic camera with carbon arcs. A carbon arc lamp consists of two rods of carbon that almost touch. You run a hell of a current through them, and predictably, a gigantic spark crosses between them producing a bright white light.Just like what you see when somebody's arc-welding. On old cameras, the lights were unshielded by glass or anything, and they were noisy, smokey, smelly and down right dangerous. Firing them off at 8 AM when you hadn't had your coffee yet would wake ya right up.

Light

I wonder what that light contraption above the street is?

[Carbon arc lamp. -tterrace]

Conversation

"Hey, mister, what do I gotta to do to play the drum in the band?"

"Beat it, kid."

And Just Out of Frame ...

76 -- count 'em -- 76 trombones!

The horses seem to be enjoying the band's warmup too.

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