The Smith And Telfer Photographic Collection

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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.

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Crowd Gathered for Southern New York Railway Fan Excursion, 1938. Arthur J. Telfer (1859-1954). Smith & Telfer Photographic Collection, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY.