The Park Commission Photograph Collection includes over 1,000 images of Westchester’s many county-owned park lands, including scenic shots, park buildings, and activities taking place within the parks. Photographic images are also included for the many parkways that run through Westchester County. Other images in this collection include road signage, architectural renderings of buildings, portraits of individuals, and county parkland maps. The Parks Department Lantern Slides Collection covers the same subjects as the Park Commission Photograph Collection, and most of the lantern slides are hand-colored versions of the Park Commission photographs.
Indexing status: This collection has approximately 5,000 additional images that have yet to be cataloged.
Cataloging of the Park Commission Photograph Collection was begun in 2009 as part of a Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Grant from the New York State Archives.