Browse our collection of historic photographs on New York Heritage, a research portal that provides immediate access to digital collections that reflect New York State's history. The Liverpool Public Library Historic Photograph Collection is just one of many historic photograph collections available on NewYorkHeritage.org. Images and searchable descriptive data about the images can be viewed.
Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident and his photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks. Many of the photographs record the Village of Liverpool during the early 1920s and others document Liverpool's salt industry and willow industry. There are also photographs of the areas surrounding Onondaga Lake, the Oswego Canal, Mud Lock, and the projects undertaken by the Work Relief Bureau under the leadership of Liverpool banker, Crandall Melvin Sr.
Fred Wolcott photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation territory around 1910. The Wolcott Collection of 85 photographs can be viewed on New York Heritage.
Toby Crawford was a Liverpool native who loved to collect historic photographs from various sources. The online collection includes scans of ninety-one glass plate negatives from George “Waxy” Miller and James T. Rogers taken during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both gentlemen were professional photographers with studios in Liverpool. The Crawford Collection of 177 photographs can be viewed on New York Heritage.
View vintage photos on NYHeritage.org of amusement parks and resorts around Onondaga Lake. An interactive Google Map shows the location of the parks and resorts.
Access to these digital images is made possible by a New York State Regional Bibliographic Database grant, in cooperation with the Onondaga County Parks Office of Museums and Historic Sites, the Onondaga County Public Library, and the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC). Additional funds from NYSOPRHP secured by Senator John DeFrancisco's Heritage Grant Program, administered by the Cultural Resources Council.
Online Exhibitions Featuring Photos from Our Collections
We invite you to visit the following sites for themed online presentations that include photos from the Liverpool Public Library collections:
- Digital Public Library of America's January 2018 exhibition: Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal
- Syracuse.com's January 2018 CNY Vintage feature: Historic ice yachts on Onondaga Lake, featuring historic photos of ice boats