Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Ridgefield Town Hall, Ridgefield
The Korker Collection, part of the Ridgefield Historical Society archives, is composed entirely of the work of Clarence F. “Korky” Korker, a photographer and Ridgefield resident, who recorded the town and its citizens in thousands of photographs that span the course of decades.
Before moving to Ridgefield, Korker served during WWII as a photographer at the Navy Armed Guard Center in Brooklyn from 1943 to 1945. During his service he captured many images of life at the base and of famous individuals including Judy Garland and President Harry Truman. On May 14, 1951, Korky and his wife Geraldine “Gerry” May purchased The Ridgefield Photo Shop and Studio and through their business captured Ridgefield’s photographic history. The Collection includes portraits, class pictures, weddings, and much more.
The Historical Society will be raising funds to support archival supplies needed to preserve the Korker Collection as part of the this year’s Fairfield County Giving Day on Thursday, February 27. If you are interested in supporting our project, please visit https://www.fcgives.org/organizations/ridgefield-historical-society. Thank you!