Genesee River View
Wide-angle panorama of looks west where the Erie Canal crosses the aqueduct at present-day Broad Street. Its course points toward the tower of Rochester's city hall. Directly across the Genesee we see factory of Cluett Peabody & Co., manufacturer of Arrow Shirt Collars; the smokestack to its right is topped by a statue of Mercury, created in 1881 for the Kimball Tobacco Co. formerly at this location. To the left, Court Street Bridge has railroad terminals on either side of the Genesee: on this side, the Lehigh Valley (still standing today as Dinosaur Bar B Que restaurant); on the far side the Erie Railroad. The sign at near right for the "People's Safety Show" probably dates the photo to 1914, advertising an exposition on worker safety at the Rochester Convention Center.
Haines Photo Co., Conneaut, Ohio
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9.5 x 33 in.