Typical Campsite, Camp Iroquois, Glen Eyrie, Lake George, New York, 1911

Summary

Camping out became a popular form of vacationing for city dwellers during the late 19th century. According to the rhetoric of the period, the couple camping in this secluded spot of Glen Eyrie, Lake George, New York, would find relief from the artificiality and confinement of the city and attain a more wholesome life by communing with nature.

Camping out became a popular form of vacationing for city dwellers during the late 19th century. According to the rhetoric of the period, the couple camping in this secluded spot of Glen Eyrie, Lake George, New York, would find relief from the artificiality and confinement of the city and attain a more wholesome life by communing with nature.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1911

Subject Date

22 August 1911

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

37.102.P.031757

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 7 in

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