Glimpse the past with fascinating old images of Buffalo, the second-largest city in the U.S. state of New York.
Buffalo Map 1880
This beautiful illustrated map shows the layout of the city’s streets and some of the key buildings of the time.
Buffalo New York History and Cartography (1880) – Bravura Media Company on YouTube
Enjoy a showcase of old photos of Buffalo in New York state, taken between 1896 and 1915.
Each image is labelled with the location and date, so you always know when and where you are.
Old Photos of Buffalo City (1896-1915) – oldstuff4all on YouTube
1940s Buffalo Industry
In 1940s Buffalo, the lighthouse,Harbour and cheap hydroelectric power were key to the city’s strong industrial economy.
Industry in Buffalo, New York, 1940’s. Archive film 16924 – HuntleyFilmArchives on YouTube
Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District
Many of the old photos of Buffalo’s Polonia District in this video have been labelled with the address and/or date.
Vintage Photographs of the Historic Polonia District, Buffalo, NY – ForgottenBuffalo on YouTube
Buffalo in the 1960s
Many different locations and communities appear in this video showcase of old photos of Buffalo in the 1960s.
Buffalo in the 1960’s – Giovanni Centurione on YouTube
And this next video shows film footage of Downtown Buffalo in 1963, from Shelton Square to the Waterfront.
Downtown Buffalo 1963 – Giovanni Centurione on YouTube
Buffalo Central Terminal
The next video shows a range of old photos of Buffalo’s Central Terminal from 1964 and 1970.
Includes interior and external shots, some of the workers, and some aerial shots which show the nearby streets from above.
Buffalo Central Terminal in Color, 1964 & 1970, Buffalo, New York – ForgottenBuffaloTour on YouTube
Buffalo in the 1970s
A wide range of photos of Buffalo in the 1970s, taking in many different locations and communities. Quite a few images also have good shots of local people and workers.
Buffalo, NY in the 1970’s – Giovanni Centurione on Youtube
Buffalo Then and Now
Then and Now videos usually show a location from the past, with the date, and then the same location today.
This video takes a different approach. It’s a collection of photos taken sometime in the past, followed by a collection of photos of today’s Buffalo.
But it’s still a good chance to appreciate the beautiful buildings this city has to offer.
Buffalo NY Then and Now – Cory Hill on YouTube
Buffalo Pan-Am Exhibition 1901
Old photos and maps are used to illustrate the story behind Buffalo’s amazing architecture and the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition.
Old World Buffalo, Pan-Am Expo 1901, Iroquois, New York, McKinley, Erie Canal, Oldest Photographs – Jarid Boosters on YouTube