Scope of Collection
The postcards from this collection, approximately 950, date from the late 1800's through 1970, with most representing the period known as the Golden Age of Postcards, 1907-1915. Depicting many aspects of life in New Rochelle, they document the development of downtown New Rochelle, waterfront, and select neighborhoods; giving us a glimpse of New Rochelle coming into its own identity as one of America’s premier suburban communities. Most items are from the Dominick Bruzzese and Karen S. Allen Collections with the majority of the Fort Slocum images being a gift of an anonymous donor. Additional materials to the collection are via gift or purchase.