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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.
(summary written by Daniel Ross)
Milne Library Publishing
Rochester Chamber of Commerce, "Rochester through a Kodak" (1895). Genesee Valley Historical Reprints. 20.
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