The “From the Past” photo on page 3 in the Lake Placid News has been a popular feature of the newspaper since it began in 2007, based on the responses and comments of our readers. It’s nice to hear people say the photos have brought back a fond memory of their experience in the Olympic Region — either when they were growing up or visiting.
The latest photo was one that depicted a man on a frozen body of water aboard some type of contraption with a sled, motor and propeller (see page 3). This photo was
published with little hope that anyone would reply or know anything about that particular photo, but lo and behold, someone DID recognize the image.
Vern Lamb contacted the News and said he was 99-percent certain the man in the photo is his father, Jay Vernon Lamb Sr. That is just one instance in which a local
resident was reconnected with their past through the From the Past photo.
Previous past photos have included sports teams, races, events, special occasions or images of Main Street.
The “From the Past” photo is something that will
continue in the News — but now it’s time to solicit the help of our readers. Finding old photos that readers will enjoy seeing is getting more difficult. One would think that there is an everlasting supply of old photos and it is easy to go through photo archives here at the newspaper. That is not the case.
If you have an old photo dating back at least 20 years that you think readers will enjoy, please share it. It could be a group photo, event, or an image depicting how Lake Placid used to be. If you think you have a photo but are not sure other readers would enjoy it, feel free to ask us at the News. Then, if your photo is published, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you brought back a
pleasant memory to scores of readers.
There are several ways in which readers can have an old photo published. Photos can be scanned and e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), photocopied and mailed or dropped off at the News office (6179 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946). Photos that are dropped off will be returned.
If you have a photo, but are not sure how to submit it, contact Lake Placid News editor Rich Rosentreter at 518-523-4401.