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Research

Sample Images from our Collection

Image Collections

In partnership with the Capital District Library Council, selected images from the Saratoga Room are being posted on the web. Please view our images in this growing collection.

Stereoviews

A stereoview (also known as stereoscope or stereo cards) is a nineteenth century 3-D photograph! Found above are only a few examples of what we have in our collection (but the images here do not do them justice!). We also have a vast local post-card collection, 360° panoramic pictures, and many other pieces of history.

Congress Hall
A view of Congress Hall from the intersection of Broadway and Union Avenue, looking south.
Congress Hall
Congress Hall's front porch looking north. Includes images of patrons and furniture.
Congress Park
People in Congress Park's fields creating piles of hay. Vintage dress is worn, likely for the photo.
Congress Park
Images of people lounging in Congress Park on wooden chairs placed along the path.

Saratoga Veteran Memorabilia and Photos

From the collection of the library's Saratoga Room, this photo of the 46th Annual Reunion Survivors of the 77th Regiment N.Y. Infantry Volunteers (Civil War) was taken on September 19, 1918 on the steps of Saratoga Springs City Hall, which at the time also housed the Saratoga Chapter of the American Red Cross.

To complement our physical collection, Saratoga Springs Public Library is proud to partner with the New York State Military Museum to make selections from the Veteran Oral History Program available online.

Historic image of NYS 77th Regiment
46th Reunion of NYS 77th Reg. Inf.
Photo taken Sept. 19, 1918
Historic souvenir patch commemorating all of their engagements
NYS 77th Reg. Inf. Souvenir
77th Souvenir Patch
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