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Photographs

Our collection of over 30,000 prints, glass plate negatives, film negatives, cased photos, lantern slides, stereoviews and slide transparencies include images of local architecture – public, private, religious, industrial, commercial activities, agriculture, amusements, transportation, Canandaigua Lake and surrounding scenery, sports, school activities, portraits of individuals, families and other groups. The photos range in date from the 1850s to the present. For more information on researching the photo collection please go to available resources in the Research and Genealogy section.

Looking for something specific? Contact our Research Department.

  • Toomey’s Corners

    Toomey’s Corners

  • Street Car Barn

    Street Car Barn

  • Snow Storm 1888

    Snow Storm 1888

  • Rushville 1919

    Rushville 1919

  • Print from a glass plate negative

    Print from a glass plate negative

  • Postcard 1975

    Postcard 1975

  • Old Pier on Canandaigua Lake

    Old Pier on Canandaigua Lake

  • Ice Skating – Red Jacket Park

    Ice Skating – Red Jacket Park

  • Foster Farm above Canandaigua Lake  1900

    Foster Farm above Canandaigua Lake 1900

  • Canandaigua Academy baseball team 1951

    Canandaigua Academy baseball team 1951

  • Boswell’s 1925

    Boswell’s 1925

  • Bemis Block 1900

    Bemis Block 1900

  • August 25, 1911, Lehigh Valley Railroad train disaster in town of Manchester.

    August 25, 1911, Lehigh Valley Railroad train disaster in town of Manchester.

  • 1915-1920, portrait of Helen Stewart

    1915-1920, portrait of Helen Stewart