Amsterdam Icons Calendars


Please note that Amsterdam Icons was not published for 2020 or 2022, and that no Amsterdam Icons is being published for 2023.


Time just seem to fly by?

Another year gone before you know it?

Want to reach back and grab on to one that got away?


Don’t worry – we have you covered – previous Amsterdam Icons are still available as noted below while supplies last



Beginning in 2011 the Historic Amsterdam League introduced Amsterdam Icons, calendars themed to some aspect of Amsterdam history and illustrated with rarely and sometimes never-before seen historical photos, postcards, and graphics.


  • SOLD OUT Amsterdam Icons 2012, the inaugural edition, featured illustrations originally appearing on Amsterdam postcards from the early 1900s, from churches and hospitals to mansions and mills, symbolizing important aspects of living and life in the city.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2013 continued the previous year’s theme, providing more iconic images of what was once the fabric of Amsterdam, some remaining as tangible links to the past, others surviving only as fading memories.  The centerfold feature examined the creation of the Amsterdam Free Library.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2014 was populated with monthly images of past and present Amsterdam houses of worship. The two-page centerfold contained a photo feature of additional Amsterdam churches, many lost through the years to time and progress.
  • SOLD OUT Amsterdam Icons 2015 showcased Amsterdam area eateries of the past, evoking memories of good times and special occasions shared with family and friends.  The centerfold was a montage of historic newspaper dining advertisements.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2016 brought a montage theme to the monthly illustrations with images and symbols telling the stories of industries from Amsterdam’s past along with a centerfold of rare mill photos and discussion of the city’s industrial history.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2017 was illustrated with images of the grand homes and mansions that lined Amsterdam’s boulevards in the city’s golden age of business and industry.  Many of the magnificent old homes gracing the months and centerfold still remain, others belong to history.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2018 explored the year 1918 and what was going on in our city a century ago.  World War I in Europe and at home, the impact of the influenza epidemic, local reaction to the prohibition movement, the new automobiles, and the most popular silent movies – an interesting time in Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2019 for the first time looked at a natural icon, the North Chuctanunda Creek.  A truer symbol of Amsterdam would be difficult to find, for the creek is why Amsterdam is here, why it began, why it exists today.  Illustrated with images of  the natural beauty of our city’s “hidden gem” as well as the “Chuck” at work and at play providing jobs and leisure to the people of Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam Icons 2020 – not published
  • Amsterdam Icons 2021 examined Amsterdam fire fighting in its volunteer company and early department days, when fire wagons were horse drawn, steam pumpers had names like “J.D. Serviss” and “E.D. Bronson”, and White, Federal, and Studebaker fire engines were stationed in satellite stations on neighborhood street corners. Filled with classic mostly B&W photos and illustrations documenting the men, equipment, and places that defended Amsterdam from fire from the late 19th through the mid 20th century.


All of HAL’s Amsterdam Icons calendars are full color, 11 x 17″ wall-size, professionally printed on heavy stock, and filled with frame worthy pictures.  Get the one you missed, add to your HAL history collection, or save a few bucks and get one now to use next time the same year comes around again!


2012 = 2040     2013 = 2019     2014 = 2025

2015 = 2026     2016 = 2044     2017 = 2023

2018 = 2029     2019 = 2030    2021 = 2027



Mail Orders

Amsterdam Icons calendars may be ordered directly from HAL by mail for $7.00 each*, postage, handling, and tax included, by sending your order and payment to:

Historic Amsterdam League

P.O. Box 132

Amsterdam, NY 12010

Please be sure to specify the calendar year(s) and quantity with your order.



* Please E-mail for quote prior to ordering multiple calendars sent to the same address as postage savings may be applicable



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