Collection Facts

Extent: 
584 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1930
Collection Owner:

Historical Context

Geneva is located on the Northern end of Seneca Lake, within the boundaries of both Seneca and Ontario Counties in New York. The region was originally inhabited by the Seneca, the westernmost tribe of the Iroquois. European-American settlers arrived to the region in the late 18th century and Geneva became officially incorporated as a village in 1806. Geneva has a rich history.

Scope of Collection

The Geneva Historical Society Postcards Collection contains views of Geneva and its people, buildings, and other interesting views. Many are in color, ranging from the 1890s to about 1970. The majority appear to be from 1900-1930. Many have personal notes on them, which have been transcribed. This collection is a subset of a larger physical collection which contains variant views of many of the items pictured therein.