Otto Hillig can be considered one of the great photographers in Catskills history. Arriving from Germany in the United States as a poor teenage immigrant he took on a series of odd jobs before developing a prosperous photography business at his adopted hometown in the village of Liberty in Sullivan County, New York. He operated a well-regarded portrait studio in the village, extensively photographed the landscapes of the region and was considered an earlier pioneer of aerial photography.
I have recently acquired a number of new photographs by Otto Hillig. They have all been added to the Otto Hillig gallery, which now contains nearly 100 of his works.
Claryville, N.Y. (Halls Mills Covered Bridge)
On the Speedway in Sullivan Co., N.Y.
Campbell Inn, Roscoe, N.Y.
Oldest House in Sullivan County, N.Y.
St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y.
Hankins, N.Y. (Hankins Stone Arch Bridge)
Summit Lake, Liberty, N.Y.
Part of Liberty’s Business Section, Liberty, N.Y.
North Main Street, Liberty, N.Y.
North Main Street at Liberty House, Liberty, N.Y.