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American Winter Sports: Trout Fishing “On Chateaugay Lake”
Man at forefront pulling trout out of hole in ice, several lie aside his basket on ice. A second fisherman rear right awaiting a bit on his line. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "American Winter Sports / Trout Fishing "On Chateaugay Lake"/ (First State) (Prtd. Endicott) - L"
Printed by Endicott & Co.
Lithographed by Charles R. Parsons
After Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
Chateaugay Lake is located in the northern Adirondacks of upstate New York. The lake was a popular destination for sportsmen such as Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. An avid outdoorsman, Tait often contributed images to the Currier & Ives firm. He had a camp on Chateaugay Lake and frequently traveled there with fellow hunters and anglers. The man pictured in the foreground of this print is his friend Thomas Barbour. Like many wilderness areas, Chateaugay Lake experienced a change after the post-Civil War boom. Backwoods lodges and sporting clubs, once populated by dedicated hunters and fishermen, were replaced with resorts that catered to a new clientele—businessmen and their families from the cities.
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