Rochester Images Database


If you are looking for images that show Rochester and/or Monroe County from the past up to present time take a look at our database Rochester Images. This database contains over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County. Some are from our Local History Division and some are from the Stone Collection.

The Albert R. Stone collection of the Rochester Museum & Science Center consists of local images made for the Rochester Herald and the Democrat and Chronicle between 1904 and 1936. Albert R. Stone, staff photographer for those newspapers, took pictures of newsworthy events and the people and places associated with those events. Topics include World War I, women’s suffrage, prohibition, African Americans and immigrant groups, recreation, transportation during a time when automobiles slowly replaced horse and wagon, and more. The credit line “From the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester, N.Y.” must accompany any images printed from the database.

You can search by keywords, title, subject, and name. Each image has a number and if you have those numbers you can search by those as well. For example, the image above has a number of scm09887.jpg, so just type that into the search box. These images are free to use. If you use them please make sure you include all descriptive information

The image above is from the Albert. R. Stone Collection.
  Liberty Bell
  Stone, Albert R., 1866-1934.
  1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
  Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
  A replica of the Liberty Bell hangs from a wooden A-frame support mounted on a railroad flatcar. Railings protect the Liberty Bell from the crowd and soldiers stand guard. The train shed and loading platforms of the New York Central Railroad Station are visible in the background.
  Similar to Stone photographic negative #2734 (RMSC), which was printed in the Rochester Herald, November 25, 1915.
  New York Central Railroad Station (Rochester, N.Y. : 1914).
Liberty Bell.
Soldiers New York (State) Rochester.
  RMSC Library – F99; Bells: 2722A