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Yellow Birches and Rock Face, Route 73, Near St. Huberts, Adirondack Mountains, New York, October 7, 1963 
Copyright © 1966, The Adirondack Museum 
(P1990.51.4344.1)  Hobble Bush, Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York, May 15, 1964 
Copyright © 1966, The Adirondack Museum 
(P1990.51.4360.3)
Avalanche Pass Trail, Adirondack Mountains, New York, May 23, 1965 
Copyright © 1966, The Adirondack Museum 
(P1990.51.4434)  Brook, Deerland, Adirondack Mountains, New York, February 4, 1965 
Copyright © 1966, The Adirondack Museum 
(P1990.51.4415.1)
  • Harold Hochschild, the founder and president of the Adirondack Museum, asked Porter to photograph the 5,700,000-acre Adirondack State Park in New York to promote the beauty of the park and build support for its protection from commercial development.
  • Between 1963 and 1965, Porter took a seasonal approach to the project, highlighting the park’s variety. He and his editors matched his photographs with quotes from the writings of the naturalist William Chapman White for the book, Forever Wild: The Adirondacks (1966).
  • Hochschild requested broad views, which Porter made; however, many of his Adirondack images are close-ups of woodland details because such intimacy better reflected his emotional response to the park.
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