White Plains’ Library Digital Collection

The White Plains Collections contains many fascinating and informative photographs of buildings, people, events, and landscapes. While there are some photographs included in our general collection, many are part of special collections like the John Rosch Collection, featured here. Rosch owned a photography studio in White Plains and was the first City Historian. This collection contains photographs attributable to him as well as photographs he collected or reprinted. Coverage is generally from the 1870s to the mid-1940s. Rosch was interested in the history of White Plains as well as civic life, and this is reflected in his coverage of dedications and parades.

The White Plains Collection is here for people to use. We assist people–regardless of their level of experience–with historical and genealogical research. We encourage you to contact the Librarian for White Plains History and browse our website for help with your research.

Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York is a service of the Metropolitan New York Library Council