ADELAIDE CRAPSEY (1878-1914)
This is a photograph of Adelaide Crapsey at Saranac Lake, in the winter of 1914. I found it in the photograph album of Arthur Crapsey, her nephew. It was almost totally black, except for a baby in the bottom foreground, but was titled "Adelaide of Saranac." Arthur Crapsey allowed me to enlarge and lighten the photograph and gradually Adelaide Crapsey appeared through the darkness, wearing the winter robe patients wore when they sat on the porch of their "curing cottage." I'm pretty sure that the photographer was standing with his back to the cemetery that Adelaide could see from her sickbed. The baby must be her sister's child."