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Early 20th-century photographs of Rochester and the Erie Canal Aqueduct
from the Library of Congress American Memory Project

(click on the image below to see the full-size version)
Panoramic view from Rochester Business Institute
Panoramic view from Rochester Business Institute
NOTES: Copyright deposit; Williams & Rogers; July 2, 1906
(Erie Canal aqueduct over the Genesee River at right)
Genesee River view
Genesee River view
NOTES: Copyright deposit; Haines Photo Co.; October 21, 1914
Where the Erie Canal crosses the Genesee Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y. Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y.
Where the Erie Canal crosses
the Genesee, Rochester, N.Y.
Detroit Publishing Co.
no. 010847
[between 1900 and 1906]
[Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y.]
Detroit Publishing Co.
no. 033570
[between 1900 and 1910]
Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y.
Detroit Publishing Co.
no. 017931
[between 1900 and 1906]
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Early Photographs of Rochester and the Erie Canal Aqueduct from Other Sources

The Erie Canal Aqueduct over Genesee River as it appeared in the 1865 flood The Erie Canal Aqueduct over the Genesee River at the time of the 1865 flood
Left: "View of the Erie Canal Aqueduct over Genesee River as it appeared in the 1865 flood"
Right: "Another view of the Erie Canal Aqueduct over the Genesee River at the time of the 1865 flood"
Images above and below from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1896 (Albany and New York : Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897) -- following p. 800.
The Genesee River in the City of Rochester The Erie Canal Aqueduct at Rochester and the south side of Main Street Bridge
Left: "The Erie Canal Aqueduct over the Genesee River as it appeared in the flood of April 4, 1896"
Right: "The Erie Canal Aqueduct at Rochester and the south side of Main Street Bridge"

The Genesee River in the City of Rochester Aqueduct, Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y.
"The Genesee River in the City of Rochester, from the Erie Canal Aqueduct to and above the Johnson and Seymour Dam" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1896 (Albany and New York : Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897)
-- following p. 800.
"Aqueduct, Erie Canal, Rochester, N.Y." (no publisher info.) -- stereoscopic photograph ; early 1900s
for a larger version of this photograph, click on the thumbnail picture above; for a view of the entire stereoscopic card, click here.
Aqueduct over the Genesee River at Rochester Barge Canal, Rochester, off West Avenue
"Aqueduct over the Genesee River at Rochester" -- from: Supplement to the annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1905 (Albany : Brandow Printing Co., 1906) -- vol. 1, facing p. 170. "Barge Canal, Rochester, off West Ave., 1914"
(photograph, 2 x 3 in.)

Movable dam at the foot of Rochester harbor Movable dam (bridge and sector gate types), Rochester Rochester harbor, view north from Clarissa Street bridge
"Movable dam at the foot of Rochester harbor"-- facing p. 20. "Movable dam (bridge and sector gate types), Rochester" -- facing p. 160. "Rochester harbor, view north from Clarissa Street bridge" -- facing p. 192.
-- All images above and below from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the year ended June 30, 1919 / State of New York (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1920)
Rochester harbor, view north from the east wall Viaduct to Rochester terminal Guard-lock just east of Genesee River crossing
"Rochester harbor, view north from the east wall" -- facing p. 192. "Viaduct to Rochester terminal" -- facing p. 192. "Guard-lock just east of Genesee River crossing" -- facing p. 176.

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