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Images of the Erie Canal between Syracuse and Little Falls

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Images of the Erie Canal in Canastota

Erie Canal Lift Bridge, Canastota, N.Y. State Street, showing Erie Canal, Canastota, N.Y. Erie Canal, looking East from Main Street in Canastota, N.Y.
"Erie Canal Lift Bridge, Canastota, N.Y. (No. C 6137 -- C. F. McConnell, Canastota, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; postmarked Sep. 19, 1907. "State Street, showing Erie Canal, Canastota, N.Y." (No. B 4814 -- The Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910. "Erie Canal, looking East from Main Street, Canastota, N.Y." (No. B 4069 -- C. F. McConnell, Canastota, N.Y.) -- postmarked Feb. 14, 1910.
 
Erie Canal looking East from Peterboro Street, Canastota, N.Y. Erie Canal and State Street, Canastota, N.Y.  
"Erie Canal looking East from Peterboro Street, Canastota, N.Y." (C.F. McConnell) -- Postcard ; postmarked Oct. 11, 1913. "Erie Canal and State Street, Canastota, N.Y. [looking west]" (no publisher info.) -- Postcard ; postmarked Jan. 2, [1920?]  

Images of the Erie Canal in Rome and Vicinity

Erie Canal, Rome, N.Y. Erie Canal, Rome, N.Y.
"Erie Canal, Rome, N.Y." (H 4161 -- The Rotograph Co., New York City, c1905) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; postmarked Oct. 3, 1906 ; photograph c1905. "Erie Canal, Rome, N.Y." (E4161, The Rotograph Co, N.Y. City) -- Postcard ; postmark indecipherable ; photograph c1905.

Images of the Erie Canal in Utica and Vicinity

Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y. Tow Path on Erie Canal, near Utica, N.Y. Erie Canal and Mohawk Valley near Utica, N.Y.
"Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y." -- Detroit Publishing Co., created between 1900 and 1915 -- from: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. "Tow Path on Erie Canal, near Utica, N.Y." (16825 -- Canal and River Series ; [Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.]) -- Image 1905? ; postcard 1907? Another version, titled "Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley", is postmarked Dec. 19, 1905. "Erie Canal and Mohawk Valley near Utica, N.Y." (11628 -- W.C. Rowley, Utica, N.Y., c1905) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked.
 
Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley near Utica, N.Y. Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y.
"Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley" near Utica, N.Y. (No. 2634 -- Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1906?. Another version is postmarked Nov. 8, 1906. "Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley" between Utica and Frankfort (6141, The Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB), postmarked May 29, 1906. "Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y." (252-37, "Made in Germany") -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1908.
 
Utica, N.Y. Erie Canal View on the Erie Canal at West Shore Crossing Utica, N.Y. The Erie Canal near Utica, N.Y.
"Utica, N.Y. Erie Canal" (No. 3, A.J. Purvis, Utica, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked, 1907? "View on the Erie Canal at West Shore Crossing Utica, N.Y." (7754, Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland, ME.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; 1908? "Erie Canal, near Utica, N.Y." (6822 (Canal and River Series) -- no publisher statement) -- postmarked Jan. 2, 1914.
 
Barge Canal, Utica, New York    
"Barge Canal, Utica, New York" (64237 -- Wm. Jubb Co., Syracuse, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approx. 1930s?    

Images of the Erie Canal in Frankfort

Lock 45 on the Erie Canal, Frankfort, N.Y. Frankfort Lock, Erie Canal, Frankfort, N.Y. Moyer Creek and Erie Canal aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y.
"Lock on the Erie Canal, Frankfort, N.Y." [Lock 45] (A 26253 -- The Rotograph Co., N.Y. City) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1905? "Frankfort Lock, Erie Canal, Frankfort, N.Y." (A5995, American News Company, New York) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1906? "Moyer Creek, Frankfort, N.Y." (no publisher information) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1908? Note the Erie Canal aqueduct in the center background.
 
Pleasant Avenue along the Erie Canal, Frankfort, N.Y. Moonlight on the Erie Canal, East Frankfort, N.Y. Moyer Creek and Erie Canal aqueduct from Main Street, Frankfort, N.Y.
"Pleasant Avenue [along the Erie Canal], Frankfort, N.Y." (217517 -- The Valentine-Souvenir Co., New York) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910?
Note Lock 45 in the background.
"Moonlight on the Erie Canal, East Frankfort, N.Y." (D. 12289 -- J.S. Watkins, Frankfort, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910? "Moyer Creek from Main Street, Frankfort, N.Y." (978 -- Williamson & Maguire, Frankfort, N.Y.) -- postmarked Aug. 27, 1913. Compare this view with the postcard above and photograph below.

"Erie Canal Viaduct, Moyer Creek Crossing, Frankfort, Herkimer County, NY" / Walter H. Cassebeer, Photographer, June 1936 -- from the Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, HABS NY,22-FRAFO.

Right: "View (looking south)"
Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y.
Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y. Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y. Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y.
"Towpath viaduct (looking south)" "Towpath viaduct north abutment (looking south east)" "Towpath viaduct west arch (looking south)"
Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y. Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y. Remains of Erie Canal Aqueduct, Frankfort, N.Y.
"Towpath viaduct (looking north)" "South towpath crossing (looking south)" "Detail of south towpath crossing (looking north west)"

Images of the Erie Canal in Ilion

Erie Canal scene with packet boat Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y. Ilion -- Lock 44
"Erie Canal scene [with packet boat], Ilion" -- Photograph (b&w ; 7 x 9 in.) ; 1880? -- From: Perinton Municipal
Historian collection.
"Near Ilion -- Section of Improved Erie Canal" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1897 (Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1898) [Lock No. 44, Ilion] -- photograph, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ; approximately 1900?
Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y. Lock on Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley Lock on Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley
"Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y." (G 8750, The Rotograph Co.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1905. "Lock on Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley" (No. 2632, Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; postmarked Nov. 13, 1905. "Lock on Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley" (No. 2633 -- Rochester News Co., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; not postmarked ; approximately 1905.
 
Erie Canal and Dry Dock, Ilion, N.Y. Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y. Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y.
"Erie Canal and Dry Dock, Ilion, N.Y." (No. 2627 -- Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N.Y.) -- Postcard (UNDB) ; postmarked Oct 8, 1905. "Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y." (No. 4824, The American News Co., New York) -- Postcard ; postmarked Dec. 2, 1906. "Erie Canal, Ilion, N.Y." (202,666 -- Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., New York) -- Postcard ; postmarked Sep. 3, 1908.
 
Steel Fleet on Erie Canal near Ilion, N.Y. Canal at Ilion, N.Y. Canal at Ilion, N.Y.
"Steel Fleet on Erie Canal near Ilion, N.Y." (25602 -- The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland, Me.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; picture approximately 1895?, postcard approximately 1910?. [Note: compare to a photograph of the steel fleet taken in 1895.] "East Main Street, Ilion, N.Y." (No. C14592 -- American News Co., New York) -- Postcard ; postmarked Sep. 28, 1911. "Canal at Ilion, N.Y." (222090 -- Valentine-Souvenir Co., New York) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approx. 1915-1920.

Images of the Erie Canal in Mohawk

Fulmer Creek Aqueduct, Mohawk Erie Canal locks at Mohawk N.Y.
"Aqueduct and Fulmer Creek, Mohawk, N.Y." (no publisher information) -- approximately 1910 ; Reprinted with permission from Erie Canal, by Andrew Kitzmann and the Erie Canal Museum (Arcadia Publishing, 2009), p. 68. "Canal Locks, Mohawk, N.Y." (No. C13458 -- American News Co., New York) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910?

Images of the Erie Canal in Herkimer

Erie Canal, Herkimer, N.Y. The Erie Canal, Herkimer, N.Y.
"Erie Canal, Herkimer, N.Y." (A 5784, American News Company, New York) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1905. "The Erie Canal, Herkimer, N.Y." (1001 28, no publisher information) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1910.
 
Crossing of the old and new canals a little west of Fort Herkimer Left: "Barge Canal, Contract No. 30: Crossing of the
old and new canals a little west of Fort Herkimer"
-- from: Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1916 (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., 1917) -- facing p. 96.
 
Small Movable Dam Seen from Above, Herkimer, N.Y. Mohawk River, Barge Canal and Route 5S Highway, Herkimer, N.Y.
"New York. Barge Canal. Small Movable Dam Seen from Above. Herkimer." (1921) -- Photograph (photographer unknown) ; 14 x 20.5 cm. "Mohawk River, Barge Canal and Route 5S Highway, Herkimer, N.Y." (E-8921 --Wm. Jubb Co., Syracuse, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1930s?
 
Barge on the Mohawk River and Canal, Herkimer, N.Y. Locks at Herkimer on the Barge Canal, Herkimer, N.Y.
"Barge on the Mohawk River and Canal, Herkimer, N.Y. (6B552-N -- Littlefalls Wholesale Co., Littlefalls, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approx. 1930s? "Locks at Herkimer on the Barge Canal, Herkimer, N.Y." [a guard lock, which allows a stretch of the canal to be closed off for maintenance] (6B555-N, Little Falls Wholesale Co., Little Falls, N.Y.) -- Postcard ; not postmarked ; approximately 1930s?

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