Buffalo Pictures, Online & Offline

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Looking for an old photograph of a Buffalo person, place, building, thing, or event? Here are the institutions & sites with the largest vintage Buffalo image collections. If the picture you are hoping to find is not online, send an email and ask if they have it in their offline collections.

ProviderDescriptionLink(s)
The Buffalo History MuseumHas 200,000 photos, some of which are online at their picture store. Has largest collection of house & building photos in the Buffalo area.Picture Store
Other Digital Projects
E.H. Butler LibraryHas about 100,000 photos in their Courier-Express collection, dating from around 1960 to 1982. Most are offline.Courier-Express Collection
Buffalo & Erie County Public LibraryHas some specialized image collectionsDigital Collections
University of Buffalo Libraries logoHas multiple image collectionsDigital Collections
Has images and archival material contributed by hundreds of institutions across New York StatePhotographs
Here are over 100 Buffalo image collections that we found online, tagged by subjectOur picture links

If no one has the picture you’re hoping to find, this might be why.

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