Rochester Municipal Archives Early Collection

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Cover Image:
Looking southwest from Exposition Park toward Dewey Avenue and the buildings of the City of Rochester's Department of Public Works. In the foreground, crowds surround the horse show arena. Behind the grandstand, cars fill the parking area. The larger white tent in the center has a sign reading "Tea Tent".
Rochester Exposition of 1919, Rochester, N.Y., 1919-09-03 - Image Source

Collection Facts

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Historical Context

Photographs in this collection were taken on behalf of and/or preserved by the City of Rochester to record civic events and municipal history.

Scope of Collection

The Rochester Municipal Archives is home to the official records of the City of Rochester, New York. Its holdings include extensive photograph collections. This collection consists of selected images taken from glass plate negatives dating between 1865 and 1920. The photographs depict Rochester buildings and people, City of Rochester officials and employees, public works projects, and civic events.