Postcards of Syracuse and Central New York

Cover Image:
Postcards of Syracuse and Central New York
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Looking East - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1904 - 1994

Historical Context

The City of Syracuse, New York, was incorporated in 1847 and functioned as a major midpoint along the Erie Canal between 1825 and 1918, for New York Central Railroad until 1963, and currently on the New York State Thruway. Syracuse has been known for salt springs; connections to abolitionism and the Underground Railroad; typewriter manufacturing; being home to headquarters or major oparations for General Motors, Chrysler, General Electric, and Carrier Corportion; hosting the New York State Fair first in 1841 and annually since 1890; and educational institutions such as Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University, and Le Moyne College.

Scope of Collection

The Onondaga County Public Library Postcard Collection contains both mailed and unmailed postcards of buildings, scenes, and activities in and around Syracuse, New York.