Digital Collections

Photographic prints and negatives, New York (State). Conservation Dept.

Identifier: 14297
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 3459
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: The series consists of over 5,100 glass plate and film negatives and approximately 2,340 photographic prints compiled by the Forest, Fish and Game Commission (1900-1911), the Conservation Commission (1911-1926), and the Conservation Department (1926-1970). They constitute a visual record illustrating the many activities conducted by these predecessors of the Department of Environmental Conservation to preserve and administer New York State's natural resources and environment, and to publicize them through exhibits and publications. The images document fish and game control; forest management and conservation; protecting the wilderness; maintaining historic sites and recreational areas; and wide-ranging locations and activities.

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