I think that these are some of the coolest pictures on record of Buffalo, NY. Western New York was one of the biggest and most important cities in America back in the early 1900s. In the gallery you'll see a view of Main Street next to Lafayette Square, circa 1905, plus a view of the Buffalo River with large vessels and grain elevators at the foot of Main Street, circa 1900, back when it was one of the most important waterways at that time in our country.

The Buffalo News periodically will update their gallery of photos that they get from all sources and walks of life!