Rochester Public Library Local History Postcard Collection

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Greetings from Rochester, New York
Greetings from Rochester, New York - Image Source

Collection Facts

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Historical Context

This collection contains postcards showing scenes from Rochester and the surrounding area since the early 20th century.

Scope of Collection

The Rochester Public Library is home to a physical collection of over 4000 postcards depicting area architecture, locales, events, and other area scenes. This digital collection consists of approximately 2300 images of selected postcards from that collection. The postcards date between 1900 and 1970, with the majority issued between 1900 and 1914.