Oswego is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and is considered the Port City of Central New York. The City of Oswego currently has a population of just over 18,000. It is bordered by the towns of Oswego, Minetto, and Scriba to the west, south, and east, respectively, and by Lake Ontario to the north. Oswego is known nationally for its resident automobile racing facility, the Oswego Speedway. It is also home to the State University of New York at Oswego which is located just outside the city on the lake.

Oswego Lighthouse from Breitbeck Park 2012
Photo available as postcards & note cards

We’ve got a collection of vintage postcards and photos of Oswego, NY and we’re working to not only reproduce those and publish them, but to recreate them with modern day photos to compare what the area of the original photo looks like today.

Sometimes the buildings and streets haven’t changed much at all. Other times, the area has changed tremendously, including demolition of entire buildings that previously stood in the early 1900s.

We are going to capture the beauty that is Oswego and maintain an historical record of this port city.