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Early 1900s Oswego Harbor Views On Display At Library

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Public Library is bringing to a close its third and final gallery show of Ella Wheeler’s glass plate negatives.

Ella married Fred D. Wheeler, an Oswego businessman and public servant, in January 1880.

The Beacon Light covered in ice.
The Beacon Light covered in ice.

Fred moved his new bride to the city and they had three children by 1886.

Ella took photographs around town and as far away as Connecticut and Michigan from 1900 to 1909.

Ella and Mabel, her eldest daughter, moved to San Francisco in 1910.

The gallery is located in the lowest level of the library along with the Library Learning Center, Community Room and restrooms.

The Oswego Public Library is open 10 a.m – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.