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  • 891 Delaware Avenue

    Exterior view of 891 Delaware Avenue, the home of Harry R. Templeton. This image is from "Buffalo: The City Beautiful," by Mark Hubbell, 1931. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Delaware.

  • New Metro Rail car

    Onlookers watch a new transit car travel down Main Street on the day that the above-ground portion of Metro Rail opened,, October 9, 1984. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Transportation - Land - Rapid Transit - Metro LRRT.

  • Columbia Electric

    Four-seat model of Columbia electric vehicle, 1901, at unknown location. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Transportation - Land - Automotive - Columbia.

  • Electric vehicle snow test

    David W. Sowers tests Columbia electric vehicle #2, February 1900, on Linwood Avenue. Vehicles #1 and 2 of this first lot of 10 were sold to Dr. V. Mott Pierce and Dr. Truman J. Martin. This was the first automobile exhibited at a national show, the Bicycle Show at Madison Square Garden. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Transportation - Land - Automotive - Columbia.

  • Mayor Holling at Shell Gas Station

    Mayor Thomas Holling, second from left, with unidentified men at Shell service station, address unknown, ca. 1940. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Bi-Lo Gas Station

    Exterior view of Bi-Lo service station, Cheektowaga, NY, October 21, 1960. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Jesse Ketchum

    Portrait of Jesse Ketchum in a top hat, date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Ketchum

  • Pumpkin Stand

    Unidentified customers look over pumpkins for sale at a roadside stand on Miillersport Highway, October 28, 1968. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Agriculture - Crops - Pumpkins.

  • 40 Busti Avenue

    Exterior view of 40 Busti Avenue from an undated real estate card. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Busti

  • Millard Fillmore Hospital

    Exterior view of Millard Fillmore Hospital with Gates Circle in foreground, 2014. Photograph by Paul Maze. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Hospitals.

  • Millard Fillmore Hospital

    Exterior view of Millard Fillmore Hospital, Lafayette Avenue side, ca. 1920. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Hospitals.

  • Dora B. North

    Portrait of Dora B. North, date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - North.

  • Young Garret Club members

    Phoebe R. Grauer, Emily Ann Edwards, and Anne K. Larkin pose in ballgowns at a mantelpiece in the Garret Club, December 23, 1953. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Clubs.

  • 330 Humboldt Parkway

    Exterior view of 330 Humboldt Parkway, ca. 1960. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Humboldt Parkway

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, June 6, 1958. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-3.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified worker and machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, October 1, 1956. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-9.

  • John Dawson

    Portrait of John Dawson (1915-1985), seated in an unidentified yard. He worked for the WPA and at Seneca Steel. His diaries from 1935-1985, with gaps, are in our manuscript collection. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. John Dawson Collection, Mss. C2010-01, Folder 17.

  • 37 Windsor Avenue

    Exterior view of 37 Windsor Avenue. ca. 1969, from a real estate card. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Windsor.

  • Columbia Electric vehicle

    Unidentified driver testing Columbia Electric vehicle in Gates Circle, February 1900. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Transportation - Land - Automotive - Columbia.

  • Sunoco gas Station

    City of Buffalo Weights & Measures truck tests gasoline at Sunoco service station, address unknown, September 10, 1968. The men are unidentified. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Maple Road Gas Station

    Exterior view of Maple Road Service Station with Texaco and Colonial gas pumps, ca. 1930. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Influenza pandemic, 1918

    Unidentified staff at unidentified hospital pose in protective coverings during the Influenza pandemic of 1918. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Medicine - Influenza.

  • 271 Busti Avenue

    Exterior view of 271 Busti Avenue, May 1, 1953. Apparently the grocery store of Josephine Galluzzo. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Busti

  • 38 Busti Avenue

    Exterior view of Nick Elia Groceries & Meats. 38 Busti Avenue, August 22 1953. Photographer unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Busti

  • 43 Middlesex Road

    Exterior view of 43 Middlesex from an undated real estate card, ca. 1962. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Middlesex.

  • Millard Fillmore Hospital

    Exterior view of Millard Fillmore Hospital, west facade, 2014. Photograph by Paul Maze. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Hospitals.

  • Catholic Charities fundraiser

    Bishop Head, James C. Groski, and Monsignor Coniff at a drive for Catholic Charities, Statler Hilton Hotel, March 22, 1980. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Organizations

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

    Exterior of Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue, 1891. Pastor's residence is at right. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Religious - Churches - Presbyterian.

  • 8 Eighteenth Street

    Exterior view of apartment building at 8 18th Street, 1972. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets -

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, April 12, 1957. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-2.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified worker and machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, October 29, 1947. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-8.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified worker and machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, July 23, 1959. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-12.

  • Thruway Plaza

    View of Thruway Plaza from parking lot, 1955. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Plazas.

  • 510-514 Busti Avenue

    Exterior view of the Busti Fruit Market at 510-514 Busti Avenue, July 12, 1954. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Busti.

  • Pope electric vehicle

    Unidentified driver in Pope electric vehicle in front of the Buffalo branch of the New York Electric Vehicle Transportation Co., Utica Street, ca. 1900. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Transportation - Land - Automotive - Pope.

  • Socony Gas Station

    Exterior view of Standard Oil Co. of New York (Socony) service station at 3444 Bailey Avenue with unidentified men, ca. 1935. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Kendall Gas Station

    Exterior view of Kendall service station, Niagara Square, August 14, 1925. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Service Stations.

  • Influenza pandemic, 1918

    Composite photograph titled "Wearing masks to ward off Spanish influenza," Buffalo Evening News, October 12, 1918, p. 1. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Medicine - Influenza.

  • Bissland Excursion Co.

    Group of men and women cyclists at unidentified location, September 16, 1896. "A bicycle breakfast club." Back row, left to right: Mr. Hodges, Frances DeLaney, Warren Hopkins, Jeannette Keating, Edward Sicard, Edna Granger, Nelson Holland, Miss Hoffman, Tom Bissell, Eleanor Bissell, Joe Morey. Middle row: Florence Adsit Front row, left to right: [illegible], [{illegible} Spencer, Gertrude Warren, Spencer Kellogg, Susie Brown, Nat Adsit, Fanny Fuller, Mr. Rich, Harriet Griffin, William Hodge.

  • 41 Busti Avenue

    Exterior view of 41 Busti Avenue from an undated real estate card. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Busti

  • 43 Middlesex Road

    Exterior view of 43 Middlesex Road from an undated real estate card, ca. 1960. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Middlesex.

  • Millard Fillmore Hospital

    Exterior view of rear entrance at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Gates Circle, 2014. Photograph by Paul Maze. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Hospitals.

  • Anthony's Pharmacy

    Exterior view of Anthony's Pharmacy, 384 Seneca Street, with horse-drawn wagon in front, 1899. Three unidentified men stand in the doorway. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Business & Commercial - Drug stores

  • Young Garret Club members

    Nancy L. Neimeyer and Mary Ann Hofheins at a luncheon in the Garret Club, April 7, 1950. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Clubs.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified workers and machines in Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, February 8, 1957. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-11.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, June 6, 1958. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-3.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified worker and machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, October 1, 1956. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-9.

  • Buerk Tool Works

    Unidentified worker and machine at Buerk Tool Works, 315 Grote Street, October 1, 1956. Photographed by Hare. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 49-2-9.


The Buffalo History Museum, founded in 1862, is a private not-for-profit organization tax-exempt under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We receive operating support from the County of Erie, the City of Buffalo, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from donors, members and friends. The Buffalo History Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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