Vintage Fashion and Vintage Nude Photography by Bradford J. Smith
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After Hours at Brookside

Please join us as we slip into a bygone era.

After Hours at Brookside

Party like its 1949! Join us for a once in a lifetime event.  Enjoy exquisite food and cocktails by Lily and the Rose, sultry jazz by Jeanine Ouderkirk and amazing artwork in an atmosphere evoking the Madison Avenue Fashion world of the ’40s and ’50s 8/10/17 at the Brookside Museum.  Tickets also available night of party.

Bradford J. Smith, Brookside’s most famous – and colorful – occupant, came to Ballston Spa after an illustrious career as a photographer in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s.

By day, fashion photos for Harper’s Bazaar. By night, nude portraits of aspiring actresses.

Bradford’s (now) vintage photography will be shown in an atmosphere evoking those early days of Madison Avenue’s advertising “mad men”.

This is a golden opportunity to own a piece of history as vintage prints will go to Heritage Auction House photography auction in October 2017.

Sale of these one-of-a-kind vintage photos will benefit the Saratoga County Historical Society @ Brookside Museum.

Soiree, Thursday, August 10, 2017
Preview and VIP Sale August 7, 8 & 9
Saratoga Historical Society @ Brookside Museum
6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY

To benefit the Saratoga County Historical Society. The Saratoga County Historical Society, located in historic Brookside Museum, is dedicated to keeping the history of Saratoga County alive through innovative educational exhibits and events.

Honorary Chairs

  • Deborah Curcio
  • Don Rittner

Honorary Committee

  • Sue Allerdice
  • Cherie Grey
  • Audra Herman
  • Jeanne Obermayer
  • Mary Ellen Laughlin
  • Susan Rivers
  • Stephen Springer
  • Kim Vanyo


  • Atlantic British Parts, Ltd
  • Art Allies Foundation
  • ArtSpark
  • Boggan Construction
  • Greentree Fiber Arts
  • Lily and the Rose
  • New York Makers
  • Torso Lingerie Studio

Event Coordinators

  • Rachel Boggan
  • Brenda Dentinger
  • Audra Herman

Entertainment by

Chanteuse Jeanine Ourderkirk and her Band

Light Fare by

Lily and the Rose

Schenectady Today Interview with Susan Rivers