Artwork of the Week: September 5

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Unknown American Artist, Camp in the Adirondacks. Oil on wood panel, 19th century. 9 13/16 x 12 in. Gift of Arthur J. Secor, 1922.35.

Unknown American Artist, Camp in the Adirondacks. Oil on wood panel, 19th century. 9 13/16 x 12 in. Gift of Arthur J. Secor, 1922.35.

The publication of Joel Tyler Headley’s Adirondack, or Life in the Woods in 1849 started a flood of tourists to the region, which in turn led to the development of hotels and stage coach lines. A little over a quarter century later, there were more than 200 hotels in the region. Vacations in the northern wilderness were recommended for health, well-being, and as a cure for tuberculosis. This was also the time when the nation’s wealthy built their “camps” to escape the stifling summer heat of the cities for the cool Adirondack air.


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