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 photographic items published by Otto Hillig, including postcards, a photograph and a rare stereoview. They have all been added to the Otto Hillig gallery, which now contains over 120 of his works.
Liberty House, Liberty, N.Y.
Colonial Hall, Liberty, N.Y.
Crest Lawn, Liberty, N.Y.
The Mapledoram Log Cabin, DeBruce, N.Y.
Xmas at the M. E. Church, Liberty, N.Y.
Beautiful Scenery near Grooville, N.Y.
One of the Many Waterfalls in Sull. Co., N.Y. Parksville, N.Y.
Koons Bros. Turning Mill, Emmonsville, N.Y.
Young, Messiter and Dodge Float. Centennial, 1907, Liberty, N.Y.
I. O. G. T. Float from White Sulpher Springs. Centennial, Liberty, N.Y. 1907
The Trout Stream near Lake Ophelia, Liberty, N.Y.
Arriving of the U.S. Mail, Grooville, N.Y.
Remains of the Old Tanning Industry, Claryville, N.Y.
The Acid Factory, Willowemoc, N.Y.
Untitled (Man, Horse and Wagon)
Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis