Bob Wyer: 32 New Photographs

May 06, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

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

Vintage postcard from photographer Bob Wyer of the “Rip Van Winkle Flier” train that operates as part of the Delaware and Ulster Railroad in the Catskills.Engine # 2 pulling the “Rip Van Winkle Flier”The inscription on the back of this Bob Wyer postcard reads: “Engine # 2 pulling the “Rip Van Winkle Flier.” Delaware and Otsego Railroad. Oneonta, New York. Excursions – May thru September – Daily except Monday. The DoLine runs thru the scenic foothills of the Catskill Mountains on tracks of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad.”

 

Dry Fly in Fast Water (Greetings from Roscoe, N.Y.)

Vintage postcard titled “Dry Fly in Fast Water” by photographer Bob Wyer of Delhi, New York.Dry Fly in Fast Water (Greetings from Roscoe, N.Y.)A traditionally outfitted fisherman uses his dry fly under a flowing waterfall in this vintage postcard by photographer Bob Wyer of Delhi, New York.

 

Downsville Covered Bridge

Vintage postcard by Bob Wyer of the Downsville Covered Bridge.Downsville Covered BridgeWell-known photographer Bob Wyer took this photograph of the Downsville Covered Bridge as it spans the East Branch of the Delaware River at the hamlet of Downsville. The postcard was never mailed.

 

Greetings from Delhi, N.Y., At the Crossroads

Greetings from Delhi, N.Y., At the CrossroadsGreetings from Delhi, N.Y., At the Crossroads

 

Glenerie Falls on the famous Esopus Creek

Glenerie Falls on the famous Esopus CreekGlenerie Falls on the famous Esopus Creek

 

Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Hay Harvest

Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Hay HarvestGreetings from Walton, N.Y., Hay Harvest

 

East Sidney Dam

East Sidney DamEast Sidney Dam

 

Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Harvesting Hay

Greetings from Walton, N.Y., Harvesting HayGreetings from Walton, N.Y., Harvesting Hay

 

Lookout at East Windham, N.Y.

Lookout at East Windham, N.Y.Lookout at East Windham, N.Y.

 

Greetings from Prattsville, N.Y., Country Store

Greetings from Prattsville, N.Y., Country StoreGreetings from Prattsville, N.Y., Country Store


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