Buffalo Historical Society Museum Photos

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (BECHS) Museum and Library is housed in the former New York Pavilion of the 1901 Pan American Exhibition. It houses one of the oldest historical collections of its kind and features a rich collection covering history of the Buffalo region, once the gateway to the American West. Of note are objects from the 1901 Pan-Am World's Fair, the Erie Canal & American Presidents.

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Historical Society Museum in former New York Pavilion of 1901 Pan American Exhibition. Buffalo, NY.Greek-temple style frieze including Art Nouveau figures on Historical Society Museum, only remaining structure of 1901 Pan American Exhibition. Buffalo, NY.History Museum & Library of Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, originally the New York State Pavillion at Pan-American Exposition. Buffalo, NY.Entance portico of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Historical Society Museum in former New York Pavilion of 1901 Pan American Exhibition. Buffalo, NY. Architect: George Cary.Greek-temple style frieze including Art Nouveau figures on Historical Society Museum, only remaining structure of 1901 Pan American Exhibition. Buffalo, NY.History Museum & Library of Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, originally the New York State Pavillion at Pan-American Exposition. Buffalo, NY.Entance portico of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Neoclassical detail over door of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Civil War relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Naval battle relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Freedom for Slaves on Underground Railway relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Neoclassical detail over door of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Civil War relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Naval battle relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Freedom for Slaves on Underground Railway relief on facade of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Landmarks in government reliefs on facade of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Classical porch of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Japanese garden beside Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Central hall of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Landmarks in government reliefs on facade of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Classical porch of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Japanese garden beside Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Central hall of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Central hall of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Steinway Piano made for Pan-Am Exposition New York State Building now Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Seal of State of New York on Steinway Piano made for Pan-Am Exposition at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Mural of Triumphal Bridge of Pan-Am Exposition at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Central hall of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Steinway Piano made for Pan-Am Exposition New York State Building now Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Seal of State of New York on Steinway Piano made for Pan-Am Exposition at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Mural of Triumphal Bridge of Pan-Am Exposition at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Pan-Am Exposition Official Seal by Raphael Beck at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Pan-Am Exposition Official Seal by Raphael Beck on commemorative plate at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Souvenir buttons from Pan-Am Exposition at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Stained glass window in Buffalo History Museum Library of Mrs. John C. Lord, wife of patron of Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Pan-Am Exposition Official Seal by Raphael Beck at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Pan-Am Exposition Official Seal (1899) by Raphael Beck on commemorative plate at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Souvenir buttons from Pan-Am Exposition (1901) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Stained glass window in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS) Library of Mrs. John C. Lord, wife of patron of Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Chairs in library of Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Recreation of early American kitchen in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Early American trundle bed at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Huron beaded apron at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Chairs (1876) in library of Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Recreation of early American kitchen in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Early American trundle bed at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Huron beaded apron (1870-1900) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Blue transferware plate from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal at Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Stoneware food storage jar by J. Heiser of Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Salt-glazed food storage jar by P. Mugler & Co., Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Blue transferware plate from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal at Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Stoneware food storage jar (1852-6) by J. Heiser of Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Salt-glazed food storage jar by P. Mugler & Co., Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Lancaster Glass Works flasks & Lilly-pad blue glass pitcher at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Red King's Crown pattern glass pitcher at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Roycroft orb & double barred cross plate & pitcher by Dard Hunter of Buffalo Pottery for Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Lancaster Glass Works flasks (c1850) & Lilly-pad blue glass pitcher at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Red King's Crown pattern glass pitcher at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Roycroft orb & double barred cross plate & pitcher (1895-1910) by Dard Hunter of Buffalo Pottery for Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Roycroft orb & double barred cross pitcher & bowl by Dard Hunter of Buffalo Pottery for Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Deldare Ware pitcher in Fallowfield Hunt series by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Deldare Ware mug in Fallowfield Hunt series by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Buffalo Pottery platter in Bonrea pattern at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Roycroft orb & double barred cross pitcher & bowl (1895-1910) by Dard Hunter of Buffalo Pottery for Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Deldare Ware pitcher in Fallowfield Hunt series (1908) by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Deldare Ware mug in Fallowfield Hunt series (1909) by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Buffalo Pottery platter in Bonrea pattern (1907-16) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Poster for R.W. Bell & Co. Soap Manufacturers poster at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Antique fire helmet & horn at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Steel Workers Organizing Committee labor union buttons at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Telephone by Wilhelm Telephone Manufacturing Co. of Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Poster for R.W. Bell & Co. Soap Manufacturers poster at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Antique fire helmet & horn (1860s-70s) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Steel Workers Organizing Committee labor union buttons (1930s-40s) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Telephone (1896) by Wilhelm Telephone Manufacturing Co. of Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Apostolic clock by Myles Hughes at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Martin Van Buren & Democracy campaign medal at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Gen. Wm. H. Harrison campaign ribbon with Conquer We Must - Our Cause is Just at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison, the Ohio Farmer commemorative earthenware pitcher by American Pottery Co., Jersey City, NJ at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Apostolic clock (1881-1916) by Myles Hughes at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Martin Van Buren & Democracy campaign medal (1836) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Gen. Wm. H. Harrison campaign ribbon with Conquer We Must - Our Cause is Just (c1840) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison, the Ohio Farmer commemorative earthenware pitcher (c1840) by American Pottery Co., Jersey City, NJ at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
W.H. Harrison log cabin & The Peoples Choice, Hero of Tippecanoe campaign pins at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison Tippecanoe Fort Meigs pressed Sandwich Glass cup plate with log cabin at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison log cabin pressed Sandwich Glass cup plate with log cabin at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Columbian Star plate with scene of life of W.H. Harrison by Ridgeway of Shelton, England at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
W.H. Harrison log cabin & The Peoples Choice, Hero of Tippecanoe campaign pins (1840) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison Tippecanoe Fort Meigs pressed Sandwich Glass cup plate with log cabin (c1840) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.W.H. Harrison log cabin pressed Sandwich Glass cup plate with log cabin (c1840) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Columbian Star plate with scene of life of W.H. Harrison (c1840) by Ridgeway of Shelton, England at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Graphic of Tippecanoe log cabin erected by Whigs of Buffalo & dedicated to William Henry Harrison at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Portrait of Millard Fillmore by Augustus Rockwell at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Millard Fillmore campaign medals at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Abraham Lincoln campaign medal with photograph at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Graphic (1840) of Tippecanoe log cabin erected by Whigs of Buffalo & dedicated to William Henry Harrison at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Portrait of Millard Fillmore (1871) by Augustus Rockwell at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Millard Fillmore campaign medals (1856) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Abraham Lincoln campaign medal with photograph (1864) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Abraham Lincoln campaign medal with tintype & "Free Soil & Free Men" slogan at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Abraham Lincoln campaign ribbon without beard at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Print of Ulysses Grant & Henry Wilson on campaign pin at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Grover Cleveland medal & ribbon with Baffalo pin at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Abraham Lincoln campaign medal with tintype & "Free Soil & Free Men" slogan (1860) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Abraham Lincoln campaign ribbon (c1860) without beard at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Print of Ulysses Grant & Henry Wilson on campaign pin (1872) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Grover Cleveland medal (1884-88) & ribbon with Baffalo pin at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Grover Cleveland pressed glass plate at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Photograph of Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson by Napoleon Sarony at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Grover Cleveland for President & Adlai E. Stevenson for Vice President campaign plate at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Cleveland & Thurman ribbon at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Grover Cleveland pressed glass plate at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Photograph of Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson (1892) by Napoleon Sarony at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Grover Cleveland for President & Adlai E. Stevenson for Vice President campaign plate (1892) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Cleveland & Thurman ribbon (1888) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Various Grover Cleveland campaign medals at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland & wife Frances F. Cleveland souvenir ribbons for opening day of Chicago Columbian Exposition at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland & wife Frances F. Cleveland campaign ribbon at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland souvenir inauguration program at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Various Grover Cleveland campaign medals at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland & wife Frances F. Cleveland souvenir ribbons for opening day of Chicago Columbian Exposition (1893) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland & wife Frances F. Cleveland campaign ribbon (1892) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.President Grover Cleveland souvenir inauguration program (1885) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Grover Cleveland medal at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Benjamin Harrison pin at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.McKinley for President & McAlpin for Vice President campaign ribbon at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.McKinley & Hobart Presidential Sound Money ribbon at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.
Grover Cleveland medal (1884-88) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Benjamin Harrison pin (1888) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.McKinley for President & McAlpin for Vice President campaign ribbon (1896) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.McKinley & Hobart Presidential Sound Money ribbon (1896) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.
Theodore Roosevelt campaign buttons at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.


Theodore Roosevelt campaign buttons (c1904) at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.



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