Castles in the Thousand Islands

Dark Island.jpg
Castle Rest.jpg
Boldt Castle.jpg
Thousand Island House.jpg

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Castles in the Thousand Islands


These four images come from a book of 33 views featuring the Thousand Islands, located in the St. Lawrence River as it exits Lake Ontario. Some of the photographs are focused on natural features, but a majority admire larger-than-life "castles" built on individual islands. During the 1880s-90s, wealthy families of the Gilded Age seemed determined to outdo each other in constructing opulent vacation homes that soon were dubbed "Millionaire's Row."

The ones included here are as follow: 1. Dark Island Castle, built for Frederick Gilbert Bourne, president of the Singer Manufacturing Company; 2. Castle Rest, built for George M. Pullman, manufacturer of the eponymous railway cars; 3. Boldt Castle, built for George Boldt, general manager of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; 4. Thousand Island House, an exclusive hotel whose guests included Andrew Carnegie, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Mark Twain.


Wm. Jubb Co. (publisher)
Curt Teich & Co. (lithography)




Cooper, Ken


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