Bob Wyer is one of the most prolific photographers in the history of the Catskills. His photographic career included shooting just about everything, such as passport photos, chauffer licenses, hunting licenses, high school yearbooks, formal portraits, special occasions such as birthdays and weddings, young babies, local stores, hotels and businesses, accidents, insurance claims, crime scenes, landscapes, parades and local news events. There was nothing that Bob could not and would not photograph. Upon his retirement, Bob donated his extensive collection of over 150,000 photos to the Delaware County Historical Association. The collection is a virtual time capsule of the region from the late 1930s to the 1970s.
For a more detailed biography about this notable Catskills photographer please see my blog post titled “Bob Wyer: The Delhi Lensman” from February 22, 2020.
I have recently acquired 32 new photographs by Bob Wyer, all from the Catskills region. They have all been added to the Bob Wyer gallery, which now contains over 135 of his Catskills works. The gallery can be reached by navigating: Catskills Photograph Gallery >> Historic Catskills Photographers >> Bob Wyer – Catskills Photographer. Ten of the new photographs are shown here.
Engine #2 pulling the Rip Van Winkle Flier
Dry Fly in Fast Water (Greetings from Roscoe, N.Y.)
Downsville Covered Bridge
Greetings from Delhi, N.Y., At the Crossroads
Glenerie Falls on the famous Esopus Creek
Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Hay Harvest
East Sidney Dam
Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Harvesting Hay
Lookout at East Windham, N.Y.
Greetings from Prattsville, N.Y., Country Store