Collection Facts

19 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1890 -1910
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The City of Buffalo, located in Erie County, grew significantly in the 19th and early 20th centuries due transportation and trades routes, including the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, and railways. Buffalo was one of the first cities to have widespread electricity, thanks to the hydroelectric power generated by the Niagara River.

Scope of Collection

The collection of glass-plate lantern slides depict buildings, street views, and events in the City of Buffalo in the late 19th to early 20th century.