Castles in the Thousand Islands

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

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Title

Castles in the Thousand Islands

Description

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.

Publisher

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

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

1. jpeg, 1.5 MB
2. jpeg, 1.2 MB
3. jpeg, 1.3 MB
4. jpeg, 1.4 MB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Colored lithograph photos

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