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

1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey


Erie Canal Museum

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images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.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


SUNY Geneseo

A collection of photographs portraying the remains of the Genesee Valley Canal.

Albany Institute of History and Art Library Digital Images


Albany Institute of History and Art

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.

Barge Canal Construction: Middle Division


Canal Society of New York State

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


Erie Canal Museum

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

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