The postcard publishing industry created an instrument for communication primarily during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The New York State Museum’s postcard collections provide a visual record of life throughout New York State. Over 22,000 images depict people and places that no longer exist or that have drastically changed.
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Photography and Film
The museum’s holdings in photography and film include both art photography and a major collection of historical photography, as well as local documentary film.