The Buffalo History Museum Picture Store

Vintage Buffalo images for digital downloads and home or office decor. All purchases support the museum's mission.

  • Fourth Liberty Pole at Terrace Street

    Fourth Liberty Pole at Terrace Street, 1895. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Streets - Terrace.

  • Opening Game Day

    Opening Game Day at Olympic Park II located at Chippewa and East Ferry Streets, 1921. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Joseph Overfield collection, Mss. C2000-1, Box 3, folder 62.

  • City of Buffalo Skyline

    City of Buffalo Skyline around the Blizzard of 1977, January 13, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • City Hall

    City Hall from Niagara Street during the Blizzard of 1977, February 2, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • City Hall

    City Hall, possibly from Delaware Avenue, January 19, 1985. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard 1985

  • Men in Winter

    Men in a snowy winter, November 30, 1983. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Main Street in Winter

    Main Street in winter showing Wm. Hengerer Co., located at 465 Main Street, February 14, 1960. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • W. S. Edwards & Son

    W. S. Edwards & Son located at 50-74 Genesee Street, 1929. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Goldome/Nagle photograph collection, Picture .G65. Buildings - Business & Commercial - Department Stores.

  • Children Playing on a Slide

    Children Playing on a Slide, June 24, 1970. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Playgrounds.

  • Buffalo Bisons vs Baltimore Clippers

    Buffalo Bisions vs Baltimore Clippers, ca. 1965. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Hockey.

  • Buffalo Bills

    Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, Bills 10 - Jets 34, October 3, 1983. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • Men's Bowling

    Men's Bowling league at Broadway Auditorium. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Bowling.

  • Kensington Avenue Water Tower

    Kensington Avenue Water Tower, located at the corner of Kensiginton Avenue and Grider Street. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buildings - Outbuildings - Water Towers.

  • Olympic Park II

    First run for Buffalo at Olympic Park II, also known as Buffalo Base Ball Park located at Chippewa and E. Ferry Streets. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Joseph Overfield collection, Mss. C2000-1, Box 3, folder 62.

  • Bidwell and Elmwood Avenues

    Bidwell and Elmwood Avenues during the Blizzard of 1977, February 1, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • 131 Rounds Avenue

    131 Rounds Avenue during the Blizzard of 1977, February 1, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Main Street

    Winter on Main Street looking north from Virginia Street, January 17, 1957. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Main Street in Winter

    Passengers waiting for the bus on the corner of Main and Mohawk Streets. View is looking north with St. Louis Church in the distance, January 24, 1966. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Automobile Plowed in

    Automobile plowed in by snow plow trucks, February 2, 1971. "This car has apparently been sitting here for more than the one-hour limit indicated by the sign. And the owner may have difficulty in moving it out. He's locked in just south of Hertel on the west side of Delaware Ave." Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter.

  • Buffalo Savings Bank

    Buffalo Savings Bank at the intersection of Main, Gensee and Huron Streets, 1922. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Goldome/Nagle photograph collection, Picture .G65. Buildings - Business & Commercial - Banks.

  • Massachusetts Avenue Playground

    Massachusetts Avenue Playground located at 380 Massachusetts Avenue, swim meet, August 21, 1933. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Playgrounds.

  • Buffalo Bisons vs Brooklyn Dodgers

    Buffalo Bisons vs Brooklyn Dodgers, Bisons 14 - Dodgers 27, September 8, 1946. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins

    Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins, Bills 17 - Dolphins 21, November 10, 1968. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • Women's Bowling Team

    Women's Bowling Team. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Bowling.

  • William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy

    William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy during his time with the Players League at the age of 28, 1890. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Joseph Overfield collection, Mss. C2000-1, Box 1, folder 54.

  • Pedestrian with a Wall of Snow

    Pedestrian with a Wall of Snow after the Blizzard of 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Street Scene from Blizzard of 1977

    Unknown Street Scene from Blizzard of 1977, February 1, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Blizzard of 1977

    Blizzard of 1977 street scene, February 12, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • West Ferry

    West Ferry toward Delaware Avenue, February 10, 1958. "Moment of stillness at midnight" Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Pedestrians in Winter

    Pedestrians in Winter, January 18, 1982. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Newsboys Benevolent and Athletic Association

    Newsboys Benevolent and Athletic Association, also known as the Newsboys Home, located at 29 Franklin Street. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Goldome/Nagle photograph collection, Picture .G65. Buildings - Recreation.

  • Flooding on Main Street

    Flooding on Main Street between Jefferson and Delevan Avenues. View is looking northeast on Main Street with Forest Lawn Cemetery on the left, July 27, 1955. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Floods.

  • Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks, Gil Perreault and Kevin McCarthy, ca. 1980. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Hockey. Photo credit, Bill Wippert.

  • All-Buffalo

    All-Buffalo football team taken at Root Park at the corner of Tonawanda and Vulcan Streets, 1914. Left to right: William H. Henneman, Douglas Jeffery, Russell Sherman and Eugene Dooley. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • Fans at Ticket Box Office

    Fans waiting for tickets at Bills box office, corner of Mohawk Street and Bean Alley, September 11, 1967. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • View of Main Street

    View of Main Street from Clinton Street with German Insurance Company on the right and Western Savings Bank on the left, 1882. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Buffalo Views - 1880-1889.

  • William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy

    "William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, deaf-mute outfielder of the infamous 1890 Buffalo Bisons. Had a long and distinguished career in the game (played until he was 42) and a long life (lived 99 years and five months), 1948." Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Joseph Overfield collection, Mss. C2000-1, Box 1, folder 54.

  • 1398 Main Street

    1398 Main Street during the Blizzard of 1977, "Choice seat to watch the big show," January 18, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls during the Blizzard of 1977, February 10, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Blizzard of 1977

    View of Main Street looking north after the Blizzard of 1977, February 4, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Storms - Blizzard of 1977

  • Man Snow-blowing

    Man Snow-blowing near Niagara Street, December 17, 1985. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Court Street

    Winter view of Court Street across Lafayette Square to the Public Library, December 5, 1977. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Weather - Seasons - Winter

  • Hippodrome Theatre

    Hippodrome Theatre located at 263 Main Street, ca. 1909. "Performances lasted thirty minutes in 1909 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 263 Main St., but the admission was only a nickel. The screen was canvas and the projection man had to feed the film spool winder by hand. Buffalo's oldest movie theater, the Hippodrome was razed in 1963. Next door was the penny arcade. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. Goldome/Nagle photograph collection, Picture .G65. Buildings - Recreation - Theaters.

  • Virginia Wolfenden

    Virginia Wolfenden, 1938. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Tennis.

  • Buffalo Bisons vs Quebec Aces

    Buffalo Bisons vs Quebec Aces "as de Quebec," April 8, 1970. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Hockey.

  • Buffalo Bills Fans

    Buffalo Bills Fans with a "Welcome Home O.J." sign. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Football.

  • The "Border" Rink

    The "Border Rink," 1867. Left to right: William Brown, J.A.B. Campbell, David Bell and George Macnoe. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Curling.

  • Women's Wheel & Athletic Club

    Women's Wheel & Athletic Club members, with Annette Rankin on the right who was the first woman to graduate from University at Buffalo's dental school. Preferred Citation: Collection of The Buffalo History Museum. General photograph collection, Sports & Recreation - Bicycling.


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.