The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection – Rochester Museum and Science Center


Schuyler Townson Library
Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY  14607
Stephanie Ball, Archivist/Librarian • 585-271-4552 x315
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 – 12 noon, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Description: The Albert R. Stone collection of the Rochester Museum & Science Center consists of local images made for the Rochester Herald and the Democrat and Chronicle between 1904 and 1936. Albert R. Stone, staff photographer for those newspapers, took pictures of newsworthy events and the people and places associated with those events. Topics include World War I, women’s suffrage, prohibition, African Americans and immigrant groups, recreation, transportation during a time when automobiles slowly replaced horse and wagon, and more.

Information on the date each picture appeared in the paper and its caption appears in the text summary. Viewers are encouraged to share additional information about any of these images with the staff of the Schuyler Townson Library.

Physical Access to the Collection: The entire collection is housed in the Schuyler Townson Library of the Rochester Museum & Science Center and is open by appointment to the public during library hours (listed above).

Printing for Educational or Personal Use: The credit line “From the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester, N.Y.” must accompany any images printed from the database.

Ordering Copies for Publication and/or Exhibition: Persons wishing to use images from the Stone collection for publication in any format should submit a letter of application by mail, fax, or e-mail (contact information above), explaining the project and requesting a Terms of Use form and a Fee Schedule.

Use and Restrictions, Including Copyright Information: The contributors to the Rochester Images database provide these images for non-commercial, personal, educational, or research use only. Prior written permission from the contributing partner must be obtained for any other use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publications, reproductions, or redistribution of an image.

Users should be aware that materials in Rochester Images may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to copyright, privacy, and/or publicity rights. Users are solely responsible for making an independent legal assessment of an item and for securing any permissions and paying any associated fees which may be necessary for the proposed use.