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This is a collection of historically significant cultural heritage materials documenting the waterways of New York state. The intent of the collection is to provide a visual record of the history and culture of the many cities and towns that were associated in some way with the waterways of New York. Students, teachers, researchers and those interested in waterways will find this rich resource a valuable addition to the history of what made New York the "Empire State." This test collection mainly comprises early twentieth century postcards depicting the Erie Canal. A few sample postcards include the Barge Canal, as well as other canal feeders and tributaries.

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