Panorama of Binghamton, NY

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Title

Panorama of Binghamton, NY

Description

Located at the confluence of two rivers, Binghamton at the time of this photograph was a rapidly growing town of nearly 50,000 inhabitants. We look across the Chenago River and see the Barlow, Rogers Company (one of the largest cigar manufacturers in New York), the Binghamton Spice Mills (founded in 1865), and the Fair Store (a furniture and housewares retailer). Several of Nabisco's "Uneeda Biscuit" advertisements are visible. At the far right of picture, the Chenago joins the Susquehanna River.

Binghamton had long been a commercial crossroads--first during the days of the Chenago Canal and then two railroads--and increasingly became a site for manufacturing: cigars, shoes, business machines, Cold War defense systems. But with the decline of American manufacturing the city suffered the fate of other rust-belt communities and has struggled to reinvent itself.

Creator

Haines Photo Co.

Date

1909

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 624 KB

Type

Still Image

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Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

10 x 69 in.

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