Collection Facts

Extent: 
251 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1860 - 1960
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Schenectady is a city near Albany, New York. The city developed at a rapid pace in the nineteenth century because of its location to the Erie Canal and Mohawk River, making it a transportation corridor. The city also grew into a manufacturing territory, with the cotton mill being a major source for product and trade.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains photographs of homes and streets located in Schenectady, New York area.