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Buffalo Will See It Through

  • Organ close up

    Console and keyboards of the Larkin Company organ, ca. 1930. A portrait of John D. Larkin hangs on the rear wall. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Larkin Company photograph collection, Picture .L37, #2-31.

  • Elephant Joe's Sign Shop

    Painted in 1869 by Joe "Elephant Joe" Josephs (1826-1893) to commemorate the opening of his distinctive sign shop at 46 Exchange Street near Washington. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. TBHM Collection, Series 2, Box 2, Folder 44.

  • Bernstone's Cigar Store

    Exterior view of Bernstone's Cigar Store, 273-275 Main Street, corner of Swan, date unknown. Possibly taken during construction of Metro Rail, ca. 1984. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection. Buildings - Business & Commercial - Tobacco - Bernstone.

  • Engine Company No. 2

    Firefighters pose with fire truck in front of Engine Company #2, AKA Hook & Ladder #9, 304-306 Jersey Street, date unknown. The firefighters are not identified. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Jersey

  • Hockey game

    Unidentified hockey players on Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, ca. 1983. The Buffalo History Museum is in the background. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Hockey - Outdoor.

  • Jesse Ketchum

    Oval portrait of businessman and philanthropist Jesse Ketchum (1782-1867) by A. Simson, photographer, undated. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Ketchum

  • 277 Delaware Avenue

    Charles Pugsley house at 277 Delaware, ca. 1904. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Delaware

  • Sisters Hospital

    Artist's conception of the exterior of Sisters Hospital on St. Louis Place, south of Virginia. This building is still standing. From: White, Truman. "Our county and its people," v.1. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Residences - Hospitals - Sisters.

  • First bus to cross the Peace Bridge

    First bus to cross the Peace Bridge, June 1, 1927, with unidentified officials and passengers. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. International Raliway Collection, 12A-25.

  • Shea's Roosevelt Theater

    Exterior view of Shea's Roosevelt Theater with marquee, 885-887 Broadway, 1925. From: Architectural Achievements...of Henry L. Spann and William T. Spann, 1925. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Recreation - Theaters.

  • Harry Altman with Mayor Sedita

    Harry Altman, owner of the Town Casino, present a $6,400 check to Mayor Frank Sedita for Roswell Park, April 8, 1958. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Atlman, Harry

  • Bayard Wilkeson, 1844-1863

    First Lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson of Battery G, 4th Artillery, US Army, killed at Gettysburg July 1, 1863. Grandson of Judge Samuel Wilkeson. Carte-de-visite by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Wilkeson.

  • Harry Whitney & Mr. Isham

    Harry Whitney (left) and W. M. Isham (right) are shown at the Larkin Company organ, ca. 1930. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Larkin Company photograph collection, Picture .L37, #2-26.

  • Gate 7 at Bethlehem Steel

    Gate 7 at Bethlehem Steel, with unidentified employee and truckload of finished steel heading out to a customer, Nov. 11, 1959. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Picture .B48, Bethlehem Steel collection: Buildings, Folder 27

  • Alice Moore Hubbard

    Alice Moore Hubbard (1861-1915), author and wife of Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Hubbard

  • Engine Company No. 2

    Exterior view of Engine Co. #2, AKA Hook & Ladder #9, 304-306 Jersey Street, 1972. Fire trucks are visible in the parking bays. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Jersey

  • Aerial view of Remington Rand complex

    Aerial view of Remington Rand manufacturing complex, 184 Sweeney St, North Tonawanda, ca. 1950. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Places - North Tonawanda - Factories.

  • Carte-de-visite of businessman and philanthropist Jesse Ketchum (1782-1867), by J.T. Upson & Co., photographer, undated. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Ketchum

  • Ball's Plan of the Village of Buffalo, 1825

    Plan of the village of Buffalo, compiled, surveyed, drawn & engraved by & for the author [Sheldon Ball], 1825. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Map .B84 1825-04

  • Kenmore East Senior High School

    Exterior view of the side of Kenmore East Senior High School, October 29, 1959. Built by the J.W. Cowper Co., photographed by the Hare Studio. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 28/46/1

  • Roanoke Hotel

    Exterior view of the Roanoke Hotel, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue, corner of Chippewa. Hosted guests at the Pan-American Exposition; later became AIDS Community Services/Evergreen. From Williams, Otis. "Buffalo Old and New," 1901. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Residences - Hotels.

  • Grade Crossing Viaduct, Seneca-Smith St.

    View of railroad tracks, bridge abutments, and bridge on Seneca Street, ca. 1910. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Seneca.

  • Harry Altman with plaque

    Harry Altman, owner of the Town Casino, is honored by Buffalo State Hospital for his charity, March 19, 1964. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Atlman, Harry

  • Lindbergh dinner

    Banquet in honor of aviator Charles Lindbergh at the Hotel Statler, July 29, 1927. Lindbergh is seated in the distance on the balcony. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Oversize - Persons - Lindbergh..

  • Piano and organ

    View of the piano and organ in the Larkin Administration building, ca. 1930. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Larkin Company photograph collection, Picture .L37, #2-24

  • 67 Park Street

    Exterior view of 67 Park St. in 1970. Preferred Citation: Landmark Society Allentown Survey, Picture .L35, Box 5, Folder 5, Envelope D-4.

  • Mural of Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln on balcony of the American Hotel, Feb. 16, 1861. Left to right: Almon H. Clapp, Aspah Bemis, Lincoln, Millard Fillmore, Daniel Bidwell. Painted for The Buffalo History Museum by Charles Griel and Edward Reigel in 1940 as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. TBHM photo collection, Picture .T43, Series 1, Box 5, Folder 3.

  • 794 Potomac Avenue

    Exterior view of 794 Potomac Avenue, ca, 1969. Barn is partly visible at rear. This house is on land once owned by Rev. John Chase Lord. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Potomac

  • Remington Rand employees honored by U.S. Navy

    Unidentified employees of Remington Rand Company are honored by an officer of the U.S. Navy for their wartime production, October 1944. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Places - North Tonawanda - Factories.

  • Ohio Street Basin?

    Group of men pose on ice in front of docked canal barges, possibly in the Ohio basin. Date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Harbors & Waterways photograph collection, Picture .H37, Erie Canal - Black Rock & Buffalo - Ohio Basin.

  • Buffalo harbor in 1825

    A later engraving based on Sheldon Ball's 1825 view of the harbor and canal. From: White, Truman, "Our county and its people, v.1," 1898. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General picture collection, Buffalo Harbor - 1820-1829.

  • Kenmore East Senior High School

    Exterior view of the front of Kenmore East Senior High School, October 29, 1959. Built by the J.W. Cowper Co., photographed by the Hare Studio. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Hare collection, 28/46/1

  • Puerto Rican musicians

    Unidentified Puerto Rican musicians at Christmas, ca. 1988, possibly performing at a Día de Los Reyes celebration. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Ethnic groups - Puerto Rican - Events & Festivals.

  • Hauser Bob in his car

    Photographer Hauser Bob (1878-1949) poses in his automobile at Niagara Falls, date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Bob

  • Wildroot Sales Conference

    Wildroot Company sales conference at the Hotel Statler, January 3-5, 1947. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Oversize - Buildings - Residences - Hotels.

  • Statler Hotel Chandelier

    Unidentified workers cleaning the crystals on the Hotel Statler chandelier, 1970. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Oversize - Buildings - Residences - Hotels.

  • Spirehead in Delaware Park

    Exterior view of Spirehead, also called Tower House, a gazebo that was on the edge of the lake in Delaware Park, ca. 1875. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Parks - Buffalo and Erie County - Delaware - Buildings.

  • Main & Seneca

    Main Street looking north from Seneca towards Swan Street, February 4, 1977. The side wall of the Deco Restaurant is visible at the right. Two NFTA buses are headed north. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets -Main & Seneca, 1970-1979.

  • Ezekiel Lane in his casket

    Photograph of daguerreotype of Ezekiel Lane (1746-1848), taken after death. He was one of the first non-Indian residents of what is now Buffalo. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Lane

  • Hockey game

    Unidentified hockey players in a parking lot, possibly in Isle View Park, Tonawanda, ca. 1983. Two bicycles are in foreground. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Hockey - Outdoor.

  • Buffalo, N.Y. Burned by the British, December 30th, 1813

    Woodcut of the Burning of Buffalo, produced as an illustration in Taylor, C.B., "Universal history of the United States of America." Buffalo, NY: Ezra Strong, 1833. Page number has been cropped out. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Military - Wars - War of 1812 - Burning of Buffalo

  • Lafayette Presbyterian Church

    Exterior view of Lafayette Presbyterian Church, ca. 1900. A period gas light fixture hangs in the foreground. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Religious - Churches - Presbyterian.

  • Buffalo Harbor in 1829

    A view of the Buffalo harbor from the Exchange building, omitting the coffee house on the Terrace, September 1829. Drawn in pen & ink by George W. Smith. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General picture collection, Buffalo Harbor - 1820-1829.

  • Basil's Lafayette Theater

    Interior view of Basil's Lafayette movie theater, with general manager George MCKenna pointing to poster promoting bus travel to the theater, date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. International Railway Collection, 4-164.

  • Kwanzaa celebration

    Kwanzaa celebration at the Langston Hughes Cultural Institution, 1984, with Kenneth Holley holding goblet and Sharon Holley in white head scarf. Banners read Kwanzaa, Kumba, Nia, Ujamaa, Ujima. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Ethnic groups - African American - Kwanzaa.

  • Hauser Bob

    Formal portrait of photographer Hauser Bob (1878-1949), date unknown. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Bob

  • Bayard Wilkeson at Gettysburg, 1863

    Artist's conception of First Lt. Bayard Wilkeson (1844-1863) just before his death on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg. From: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, 20th ed., 1884. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Persons - Wilkeson.

  • Statler Hotel with McKinley Monument

    Exterior view of the Statler Hotel with Niagara Square and the McKinley monument, 1924. Several cars are parked around the square. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Residences - Hotels


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