Collections

1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey
This set of aerial images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.
20th Century Remains of the Genesee Valley Canal
A collection of photographs portraying the remains of the Genesee Valley Canal.
Albany Institute of History and Art Library Digital Images
This collection contains materials related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection
Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.
The Automobile in Potsdam
A collection of photographs of automobiles in Potsdam, New York
Barge Canal Construction: Middle Division

These photographs document construction of the middle section of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1925.

Barge Canal Construction: Western Division

These photographs document construction of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1926. Coverage encompasses the entire Western Division of the Barge Canal, from the eastern boundary of Wayne County all the way west to Lake Erie

Battenkill Inspired
This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.
Bayport-Blue Point Historic Postcards
The collection consists of over 300 postcards showing buildings, structures, and natural features of Blue Point, NY, a hamlet on Long Island, NY.
Bellmore Postcards
Historic postcards of Bellmore, NY.
Best Family
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Best family.
Bethlehem Public Library
This collection contains items related to the history of Bethlehem, New York.
Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Brockway Motor Trucks Collection
This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.
Champlain Canal Collection
The Champlain Canal Collection contains images of the construction of Lock # 2 on the Champlain Canal near Mechanicville, New York.
Chapter Activities of Central New York Chapter, NRHS
This collection documents the activities of the CNY Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, including views of the station museum restorations at Martisco and Central Square; the restoration and operation of locomotives and rolling stock; and Chapter-sponsored "Great New York State Model
Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph Collection
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
Christopher Collection
The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.
Commercial Streets of Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.
Curtiss
Images of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, Curtiss aircraft & Curtiss Engineering Corp., Garden City, L.I.
David Marcham Photograph Collection
Photographs of passenger service railroads in the southern Finger Lakes region in the 1940s and 1950s.
Early Canastota Collection

The Early Canastota Collection contains photos, clippings, and documents that describe Canastota in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

Emporium Lumber Company Photograph Collection
The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.
Erie Canal
This collections contains images of the Erie Canal in the Fort Plain area.
Erie Canal Photograph Collection
Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.