Historic Albany Photos Online

Through a joint project between the Albany Regional Museum and the Albany Public Library, approximately 7,000 photos from the Robert Potts Collection were numbered, sorted, and scanned. This project is supported in part by a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The scanned images are hosted online at Google photos.

Click on a category below to view the photos:

Most of the photos were scanned both front and back. The white images you see in the collection are the backs of the photos and often include identifying information as well as their unique ID number.

About Robert Potts

Robert “Bob” Potts was a lifelong Albany resident, serving in the military as a ham radio operator during World War II. He was a co-owner of Duedall & Pott’s Stationery Store in downtown Albany for many years. Potts was very involved in the history of Albany, and spent many years collecting photographs. In the 1990s, Potts wrote six books on Albany’s history, which included hundreds of historic photographs.

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