Witherill Postcard Collection

Collection Owner:
Cover Image:
A View at Lakeland postcard
A View at Lakeland - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1900 - 2010

Historical Context

The Witherill Postcard Collection is the culmination of former-resident Linda Witherill’s lifelong commitment to gathering postcards representing the people, places, and scenes of Cazenovia, NY. This collection of postcards features notable images of Cazenovia’s past and present, of buildings, business, and local scenes. Since its founding in 1793, Cazenovia is distinguished by Cazenovia Lake, its location along the Cherry Valley Turnpike (Rt 20), Chittenango Creek, its farmland, the Cazenovia Seminary, and eventual stops on the Syracuse & Chenango Valley and Cazenovia & Canastota Railroads. These factors allowed Cazenovia to grow through industry, agriculture, a summer tourist season.

Scope of Collection

The Witherill Postcard Collection contains mailed and unmailed postcards of businesses, structures, and local scenes of Cazenovia, NY and its vicinity.