Collections

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.
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

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.
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.
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.
Horne Collection

These photographs were taken from 1904-1914, during construction of the Panama Canal, in locations throughout and beyond the Canal Zone.

	 Man in crane bucket trimming snow covered branches around a telephone poll. Lots of snow on ground and road. Other trucks, cranes, and workers further down the road.

This series documents the various forms of infrastructure over Tupper Lake since approximately 1860 to the present day.

Kenneth R. Dorn Regional History Study Center - David F. Nestle Memorial Collection
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
Locust Historical Collection

Historical photographs and postcards of Locust Valley, NY.

Locust Valley Historical Collection
Historical photographs and postcards of Locust Valley, NY.
Long Beach Bridge Construction Photographs
Black and white photographs of the construction of the new Long Beach Bridge.
Longwood Scrapbooks
Scrapbooks created by the Bayles Family.
Madden Collection

Historic glass negatives, prints, and postcards depicting the Erie Canal and other waterways in New York and Canada from the collection of Emily and J. Hayward Madden of Livonia, NY

Martha Blow Wadsworth Photograph Collection
A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth which document a prominent family’s life in the Genesee Valley of New York, as well as showcase a trip to Panama and the construction of the Panama Canal.
Nyack Turnpike Maps and Documents

Documents and images related to the creation and maintenance of the Nyack Turnpike.

Port Washington Maritime Collection;
The Port Washington Maritime Collection features materials from the Local History Center that relate to the region’s rich maritime history and traditions.
Watervliet Businesses
This collection consists of images of businesses and industries located in and around Watervliet, N.Y. in the early 1900's.
Working on the Erie Canal
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.