Endicott-area Photographs & Postcards

The village of Endicott was originally made up of two distinct villages: Union village, incorporated in 1892, and Endicott (whose center was along Washington Avenue and North Street), which was incorporated in 1906. Union was a market town along the Susquehanna River settled in the 1790s, serving the farming area between Binghamton and Owego. Endicott, on the other hand, was originally a company town constructed for and by the Endicott Johnson Corporation, which grew to become the largest shoe company in the world by World War I. Growing out of a large tract of farmland, Endicott was known as a boomtown, and as a result acquired the nickname The Magic City. As the two villages had grown so much that there was no longer any physical distinction between them, Union village was merged into Endicott in 1921. (From the Wikipedia entry on Endicott, NY.)

This collection contains photographs and postcards that share the history of the Village of Endicott, including images of people like George F. Johnson (after whom nearby Johnson City is named) and pictures featuring the Endicott Johnson Corporation. Also included are a number of buildings from the village, including libraries, schools and fire stations.

Collection owner: George F. Johnson Memorial Library