Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

Gayer Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.

Genesee Valley Town and Country Collection


Houghton College - Willard J. Houghton Library

A collection of photographs of the people, towns, and countryside of the southern Genesee Valley region during the late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries.

Geneva Historical Society Postcard Collection


Geneva Historical Society

A collection of postcards depicting Geneva, New York during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Geneva James G. Vail collection


Geneva Historical Society

A collection of photographs of Geneva, New York taken by James G. Vail in the late 19th century.

George Marshall Family Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

George and Bob Marshall were the original Adirondack High Peak 46ers, as well as active conservationists. This collection of photographs depicts their time in the Adirondacks with their friends and family in the early 20th century.

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