William Kollecker (seated with camera) and employees (and a strange little friend) outside of the Kollecker Kodak and Gift Shop on Main St., August 1914. Kollecker came to Saranac Lake for his health as a young man, and started his career working for Lake Placid photographer William Cheesman. Kollecker's shop sold photographic prints, postcards, gifts, and of course, genuine Kodak products. Kollecker was a prolific photographer and his shop was known for its elaborate window displays, especially around Christmastime. The store closed when Kollecker died in 1962.
Learn more about William Kollecker on our wiki.
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