Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
A choice painting collection that dates to the early 19th century. It includes works by such notables as Henry Walton, whose lithographs depict mid-19th century life, and Alison Mason Kingsbury Bishop, an exemplar of a mid-twentieth century modernist style. From 2009 to early 2010 it was on display in a successful rotating exhibit “Historic Paintings Unwrapped” featuring different works each month.
Verne Morton’s photography concentrated on the day-to-day activities of the residents of Groton and the surrounding area. With his cumbersome glass plate view camera and tripod, Morton took remarkable photographs of farm life, family activities, and children in school and at play.
A collection of postcards depicting Buffalo in the early 20th century.
A portrait collection of New York judges and court staff spanning over a century.
Photographs portraying Highland Hospital School of Nursing during World War II.