Rochester through a Kodak

ISBN: 978-1492164166   

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Featuring numerous photographs and copper engravings, Rochester Through a Kodak is both a literal and

figurative snapshot of the Flower City during its heyday in the late 1800s. Many of Rochester’s signature locations are pictured within its pages—from High Falls and the Genesee River Gorge, to Kodak Park and the University of Rochester campus. There’s a lot more to this book than pictures, however. In addition to the wonderful images, it’s filled with information about the city’s industry, transportation, and municipal works. Perhaps the most interesting part of the book is the historical perspective it offers. After just a few short pages of reading, it becomes readily apparent why nineteenth-century Rochester was such an appealing destination for people and businesses alike.

-Daniel Ross

This work, originally published in 1895, is reprinted by Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Geneseo as part of the Genesee Valley Historical Reprints series. The Genesee Valley Historical Collection is Milne Library’s largest and most accessible collection of local history materials. Its geographical scope covers the eight counties surrounding the Genesee River in New York State: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben and Wyoming. For more information, see:

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