Scope of Collection
The photographs in this collection, approximately 10,000, date from 1850 to present and chronicle the changing face of New Rochelle. Included are rare photographs of historic houses and daily life from the 19th century, the emergence of the downtown business district from dirt lanes to a bustling commercial district, scenes of people enjoying the waterfront and observing with pride the 225th and 250th anniversaries of the city. In addition to historic views there are images of prominent writers, actors, and musicians who lived here, as well as Veterans of WW I. Most of the items come from the collections of Dominick Bruzzese, the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association, and the New Rochelle Tricentennial Commission.