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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Buffalo P.O.: 1910

Buffalo P.O.: 1910

Buffalo, New York, circa 1910. "Post Office, Ellicott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Workin hard to get the shot

Looks like our cameraman had to work pretty hard to wedge that camera into the only available spot for the shot. I wonder if he couldn't or wouldn't get out onto that section of roof at lower right. Anybody who has tried to photograph high rise architecture knows it ain't easy a lot of the time.

And my goodness is there anything more handsome than neo Gothic masonry rendered in shades of gray?

Tallest building in Buffalo from 1901 to 1912

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Designed by James Knox Taylor, it opened in 1901 and remained in use as the post office till 1963. Since 1981, it's been home to the city campus of Erie Community College.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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