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Alexandria Bay Historic Photographic Exhibition


The major photographer of the Thousand Islands, A. C. McIntyre began taking daguerreotypes in the mid-nineteenth century. He recorded the development of the resort in the Gilded Age, until his death in 1897. McIntyre's children followed him as photographers. His daughter continued the business, which had branches at Alexandria Bay, Ogdensburg, and Thousand Island Park, New York, and at Brockville, Ontario. The McIntrye photographic legacy is a cultural treasure of the Thousand Islands. Cornwall Brothers Store

Photo:  ©  Paul Malo
A.C. M c I n t y r e: Our River in His Time, Cornwall Brothers Museum/Store, Alexandria Bay, New York, Summer 2007

The Alexandria Township Historical Society has mounted a fitting tribute and appreciative sampling of the McIntyre archive at its Alexandria Bay museum. Curated by Tom Folino, the collection and enlargement, mostly of small stereoptican prints and their handsome installation is credit to the sponsoring organization and the many institutions, individual donors and volunteers who accomplished this remarkable presentation, the first of such quality and scope in the history of Alexandria Bay.

A.C. McIntyre exhibit

Photo:  ©  Paul Malo
The McIntyre exhibition will continue during summer of 2008.

Written by Paul Malo, Summer 2007

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Shaun McLaughlin
Comment by: Shaun McLaughlin ( )
Left at: 8:47 AM Thursday, August 19, 2010
Do you have in your collection The McIntyre photo of Kate Johnston and/or do you know what year that image was taken?

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Guy Zoller
Comment by: Guy Zoller ( )
Left at: 10:38 AM Thursday, March 10, 2011
I hope I haven't missed this exhibition. Will it still be up spring/summer 2011? I will be bringing you more photographs from the early 1900's through the mid '40's when I come up this year. Recently cleaned out my parents' home and have several images that will be of interest - class of '31 and '32 Alexandria Bay HS, etc.
Ernest Ruterman
Comment by: Ernest Ruterman ( )
Left at: 12:06 PM Monday, December 12, 2011
Can you tell me where there is a picture of the Strauss Mansion on Cherry Island just upriver from Alex Bay?

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