Peralta Park Hotel, 1923
The Albany Library's Historical Photograph Collection contains more than
600 photographs related to the history of Albany, dating from the 1860s to
the present. These photographs were part of the collection of the Albany
Historical Society, and were donated to the library in 1994. More photographs
are being added to the collection all the time, as materials donated by the
Historical Society continue to be processed, and members of the community
come forward to make new donations.
In 2001-02, the Albany Library embarked on a project to digitize the Historical
Photograph Collection and make access to information about the photographs
available through the library's catalog. Federal funding for this project
came from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the
provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA),
administered in California by the State Librarian.
For more information
First School in Albany - Miller's Barn, 1908
Searching the Collection
Searches will result in a listing of relevant catalog records. Each record contains a
thumbnail image and information about the photograph. To see a larger version of the image,
click on the thumbnail.
Volunteer Firemen, Hose Cart #3 - 4th of July Parade, 1912
Rights and Restrictions
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs in the collection are the property of the Albany
Library. Neither the original photographs nor the digital images in the catalog may
be used on the Internet, published, or used in any other way without the expressed,
written permission of either the Albany Library or the copyright holder. Contact the
Albany Library for access to the original photographs or high-resolution digital scans
suitable for printing. One copy of the digital image in the catalog may be printed for
personal use only, including school reports. The credit line, "Courtesy of the
Albany Library Historical Collection" should accompany any such use.
Albany Italian Band, 1910
How You Can Help
- Can you help us identify some of the people, places and events in these photographs?
- Are you aware of an error in the information we have provided for a photograph?
- Do you have photographs or other materials pertaining to the history of Albany that you would like to donate or lend to the Albany Library?
If so, please contact the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706.
Send us an e-mail message
More Information About Donating Materials to the Library