Detail: Bank of Cooperstown, 1885. Washington G. Smith (1828-1893). Smith & Telfer Photographic Collection, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY.
The photography firm of Smith and Telfer documented Cooperstown and its people for almost a century, compiling a unique record of a small town and its changes over the years. Smith and Telfer left a rich legacy, now preserved by the New York State Historical Association. A selection from the 60,000 images in the Smith and Telfer collection is available online.