A number of New York State VIPs pose in the governor’s room at the state Capitol, also known as the Red Room, for the 50th anniversary of the Conservation Department. The figure on the left, the figure with the dark mustache, is Conservation Commissioner Lithgow Osborne (in office 1933-1938). The central figure is Governor Herbert H. Lehman (in office 1933-1942). The third man is unidentified. The celebration commemorates the fifty year anniversary of the law which established the Forest Commission, the ancestor of the Conservation Department, as well as the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This image was created to record the festivities sponsored by the Conservation Department commemorating the anniversary.
New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87, SARA No. 4031.
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