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Ira Srole presents “Rochester: Then and Now Through City Photographs”

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Erie Harbor North End Rochester NY Rundell Library Circa 1934 -1950On Sunday, April 12, from 2-3 p.m., CHNA board member Ira Srole will present a talk, illustrated with images from the collection of the Communications Bureau Photo Lab.

This will be presented on the 3rd floor of the Rundel Memorial Central Library, 112 South Avenue.

Did you know that Rochester is one of a handful of cities in the United States to employ its own photographer? Ira has been a City of Rochester photographer for over 35 years. During that time, he has had the opportunity to observe and experience contemporary Rochester history as it was being made.

In this presentation he’ll look at Rochester’s history through the lens of his background in sociology, and ask some important questions.

  • Just how important was the construction of the Erie Canal aqueduct to the early development of Rochester?
  • Why was Rochester a stop on the Underground Railroad?
  • How has public safety, education, and economic development affected Rochester’s contemporary history?

For further information about this fascinating presentation, call 585-428-8370.