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The Gleason Tool Company at Brown's Race, ca. 1890s.

From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.

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The Erie Canal Aqueduct over the Genesee River, 1890

From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.

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Rundel Memorial Building of the Rochester Public Library, ca. 1950-1970.

From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.

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Discover the stories of Rochester’s past through selected texts and images capturing the experiences of those who lived it. View All