Collections

Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Champlain Canal Collection
The Champlain Canal Collection contains images of the construction of Lock # 2 on the Champlain Canal near Mechanicville, New York.
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.
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.
Merrick Historical Postcards
Historic postcards from Merrick, NY.
Schenectady, New York Street Scenes
This collection contains photographs of homes and streets located in Schenectady, New York area.
Wayne Tucker Postcard Collection
This collection is comprised of postcards, trade cards, and other ephemera relating to Schenectady County and other nearby areas.
Working on the Erie Canal
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.