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Floyd Ingraham's Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet

My first book, published by Arcadia Publishing, was released in 2021.

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Floyd Ingraham's Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet

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A Rare Collection

Over a century ago, amateur photographer Floyd Ingraham took hundreds of images of a western Finger Lakes hamlet in New York. Ingraham’s lens captured the landscape, buildings, and people of Springwater, New York, and neighboring communities. This previously unpublished collection gives one photographer’s view of early-20th-century life in a small, rural community in the Finger Lakes. Ingraham’s photographs give context to the region’s historical narrative and have captured forever the time in which he lived, the people that he knew, and the place he dearly loved.

The story of glass plate negatives

After Ingraham’s untimely death in 1920, he left behind boxes of his glass negatives. They were discovered in a shed in Springwater over five decades later. Those negatives found their way to Paul Holbrook, a photograph restorer, who removed a hundred years of dirt and damage to return the images to their original appearance. Many of the photographs have been researched and identified by Julie Jeffery Manwarren, a writer and historical researcher, who shares the stories and history behind the images.

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