Brady Stewart Family

Image 9 of 326
< Prev Next >
Lakewood NY:  Photographs taken during a church field trip to Chautauqua Institution in New York (Lake Chautauqua). The Stewart family and friends visited Chautauqua during 1901 to hear Stewart's relative, Dr. S.H. Clark speak at the institute. Alice Brady Stewart chaperoned and Brady Stewart came along to photograph the trip.  The Gallery provides a glimpse of how the privileged and church faithful spent summers at Lake Chautauqua at the turn of the century.  Large Hotels like the Kent House were built to accommodate the hordes of people who flocked to western New York every summer. For the wealthy of every major city in the northeast, a summer at Chautauqua Lake became the epitome of the good life.  Telephone lines were installed in 1901 to accommodate businessmen vacationing at the Kent House.