The Fenimore Art Museum in New York has a wide-ranging collection that includes significant pieces of American Indian art, folk art, and thousands of photographs and negatives. Working together with other institutions, including the New York State Historical Association, they have digitized over 300 images from the Smith and Telfer Photographic Collection. The firm of Smith and Telfer documented the town of Cooperstown, NY for well over a century, and they took photos of circus animals, civic monuments, and prominent individuals. Visitors can browse through the images at their leisure, and they can also search the entire collection by keyword. A couple of images of note include the shot of a man holding a dog in his lap while sitting on a tractor ("Ainslie Cornfield") and the photo entitled "Balloon Ascension".


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