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General Photograph Collection (8576 records)
Type  Collection
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Glass Negatives Collection (57 records)
Type  Collection
Description  Until the early 1930s glass negatives were often produced by photographers. Those in the library's collections are up to 8" x 10" big.
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Harbottle Collection (279 records)
Type  Collection
Creator  Harbottle, Russell
Created  1985.
Description  This collection includes photographs of buildings (residential, commercical, industrial and public), streets (streetscenes), structures, businesses, stores, attractions and areas of Niagara Falls to reflect the look of the city in 1985.
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Hodge/Bain Collection (85 records)
Type  Collection
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James Collection (3976 records)
Type  Collection
Description  For many years the James Photograph Studio was a landmark of downtown Niagara Falls, passed on from father to son. After Ken James' retirement, the building was sold. Library staff discovered that over 40 years of negatives were about to be destroyed, and managed to salvage them. Of the estimated 200,000 negatives, only a small proportion has been processed.
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Jean Huggins Collection (1 record)
Type  Collection
Description  Jean Huggins was a lifelong resident of Queenston who had an extensive collection of historical material from the area. The collection includes photographs, letters, and other material.
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Kiwanis Collection (389 records)
Type  Collection
Description  In the mid 1970s the Kiwanis Club of Stamford donated money to the Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation for the purpose of purchasing historic photographs of Niagara Falls. Items in this collection are a result of that project.
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Leslie Collection (100 records)
Type  Collection
Description  The Leslie collection includes photographs from the personal collection of Frank H. Leslie, longtime publisher of the Niagara Falls Review.
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Mason Collection (36 records)
Type  Collection
Description  This collection includes photographs of buildings (residential, commercical, industrial and public), streets (streetscenes), structures, businesses, stores, attractions and areas of Niagara Falls to reflect the look of the city in 2015.
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Mounted Photograph Collection (11 records)
Type  Collection
Description  This collection consists of images that have been enlarged and mounted for display purposes.
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Negative Collection (437 records)
Type  Collection
Description  The library has a large collection of negatives, many of which have been printed or scanned directly into the database.
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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Collection (382 records)
Type  Collection
Description  This collection consists of photographs that the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission has taken of the bridges that they operate - the Rainbow Bridge, the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, and the Whirlpool Bridge, going back to the 1930s.
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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission - Queenston Lewiston Collection (25 records)
Type  Collection
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Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Collection (906 records)
Type  Collection
Description  The Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation was founded in the mid 1970s by George and Olive Seibel. The object of this foundation was to obtain copyright-free images, art works, and other materials about Niagara Falls, and to produce books and audio-visual material about the falls. The material acquired by the Foundation was housed in the Niagara Falls Public Library. When the Foundation was disbanded In the mid-1990s ownership of this material was given to the Library.
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Niagara Falls Public Library Digital Collections (7627 records)
Type  Collection
Description  As part of its mandate to help preserve the heritage of the City of Niagara Falls, the library regularly photographs different aspects of the city and its natural surroundings, using digital technology since the late 1990s. In addition, some residents wish to share their images but retain the originals. These are scanned into the library's databases and then returned to the owner. Both of these types of images are in the Digital Collections.
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Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection (1326 records)
Type  Collection
Description  Niagara Falls Public Library has an extensive Local History Collection housed in the Sir Harry Oakes Room, and its offshoot the Acorn Room. As of 2005 there are more than 14,000 catalogued volumes, and thousands of photographs, negatives, maps, art works, postcards, microfilms, and other items. In addition, there are over 250,000 electronic records in the Historic Niagara Digital Collections.
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Niagara Mornings Collection (271 records)
(Thumbnail) Niagara Mornings Collection (image/jpeg)
Creator  Porteus, Andrew C.
Type  Collection
Date  December 20, 2006.
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Niagara Parks Commission Photographic Collection (107 records)
Type  Collection
Creator  Niagara Parks Commission
Description  The Niagara Parks Commission has an extensive collection of historic photographs which feature many of the world famous properties that they maintain.
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Niagara River and Area Geology Collection (24 records)
Type  Collection
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Niagara Sports Virtual Sports Wall of Fame (278 records)
Type  Collection
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