Welcome to Rochester Photographic, an online community resource to view and contribute to our pictorial history.
We have been a fortunate community in the respect of our pictorial history, being that just about everyone had a camera and access to quality photofinishing. My years spent as a photo-finisher allowed me to access many private collections. In those collections were some of the most amazing photographs I had ever seen with fascinating stories to go along with them. Sometimes they were museum quality, but most often they were just snapshots of everyday life.
I have designed this site with the desire to share with you my collections, but also the hope to share yours. If you are interested in sharing you photos, go to the submissions page for more information.
L.A. Thompson’s Scenic Railway – Located at Ontario Beach Park, it was first called the ‘Russian Railway’ and later became ‘The Breezer’. The park and ride closed on Labor Day 1919. This photograph shows my grandmother and great-grandmother posing in front.