World traveler from Waddington to be discussed May 16 at Brown Bag Lunch program in Canton
This stereographic photo of James Ricalton, world famous photographer from Waddington, was taken in India more than a hundred years ago. Photo submtted by St. Lawrence County Historical Association.
CANTON – Teacher, world traveler, and photographer James Ricalton of Waddington is the topic of the next Brown Bag Lunch program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, beginning at noon on May 16.
Roger Bailey and Rita Goldberg will speak about Ricalton at the SLCHA museum, located at 3 East Main St. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.James Ricalton taught school for more than 20 years, wrote extensively about his adventures in countries rarely visited by people from the United States, and became the most famous photographer of his time.
Recognized for his daring, he took tens of thousands of stereographic images in as many as fifty countries. He was also an expert hunter and took many pictures in Africa and Asia of his trophies.
Roger Bailey and Rita Goldberg, both former faculty at St. Lawrence University, have been researching Ricalton for several years.
They have developed the current Ricalton exhibit at the SLCHA and are the authors of a forthcoming series of articles on Ricalton in the SLCHA history journal, The Quarterly.