Photographic History

The MC Historical Society Collection

Our own collection of Massena pictures.  Mostly collected from various sources during the early 2000s, features many of the commonly seen historical pictures and postcards found on the internet.


The Margosian Collection

A collection of photographs of Massena and Alcoa from roughly the 1920s to the 1940s era.  Provided by the Margosian Family via posts to the Memories of Massena Facebook group.


The Goodspeed Collection

By far our largest online collection, the Goodspeed Collection was featured on the Memories of Massena Facebook Group in the form of a Power Point Presentation which contained over 1000 photographs from the early 20th century.  The pictures include the construction of the Massena Power Canal and the original St. Lawrence Power Hydrodam, the establishment of the Pittsburgh Reduction Company (ALCOA), and the construction of The Grove, a section of Massena built by Alcoa to house its workers.