Vernon Duroe Collection

Cover Image:
Portrait of Two Siblings Together
Portrait of Two Siblings Together - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:

Historical Context

Vernon Duroe was a photographer in the 1920s through the 1950s that primarily photographed landscapes and took portraits of people around Central New York. During his career he worked with both glass plates and sheet film as techniques evolved. His most common technique was the bromoil process, a process that chemically treats a silver gelatin print with a dichromate salt solution to harden the gelatin according to the amount of silver present. Duroe taught photography as a professor in Brooklyn until his retirement in 1942. Upon returning to Norwich he assisted with founding the Norwich Camera Club. Much of his work was exhibited around Chenango County in this period.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes photographs and negatives taken by Vernon Duroe of Norwich, NY relating to Central New York.


Special Content:

This collection was supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).