Life at McCurdy’s

I uploaded seven issues of Life at McCurdys. It was a small magazine for employees of the department store company. The store was started as McCurdy and Norwell Co. in 1901 in downtown Rochester. McCurdy’s opened their first suburb store in 1953 at Nothgate Plaza in Greece. Gilbert McCurdy would be a major backer of …

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Sibley’s Ad from 1955

In 2015 I bought a small collection of original art used in ads for Sibley’s department stores. They were done by a lady artist that had come to the US from Germany to draw for Sibley’s. Unfortunately the person that I bought these from didn’t know her name as he had bought the collection from …

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Early Wheatland Records

The Rochester Public Library recently scanned a collection of early records from the Town of Wheatland. There is a book of Supervisor’s Records, 1834 – 1860. Also a book of Town Audits, 1830 – 1877. Then there is a whole book of people eligible for Juries, 1822 – 1866. As you would expect there are …

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