Coney Island

This vintage postcard from 1903 shows Surf Avenue on Coney Island which is part of New York State. Coney Island is famous as a vacation recreation area for those living in and near New York City, NY. Originally it was a separate outer barrier island off Brooklyn, NY. But it has been connected to the […]

The Seneca in Rochester NY Vintage Postcard of a Hotel

This vintage postcard shows the Hotel Seneca in Rochester, New York circa 1910 – 1920. The following is a news article in the New York Times about the opening of the hotel: ROCHESTER’S NEW HOTEL.; The Seneca, a Beautiful and Modern Hostelry, Opens To-day. Special to The New York Times. September 14, 1908, Monday Page […]

State Capitol in Albany, NY at Night Time Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard, which is rather spooky looking, actually is a view of the New York State Capitol at night time in 1900. This building still stands today and is the capitol building of the State of New York in Albany, NY. The construction of the building, which began in 1867 was finally completed in […]

Niagara River Gorge Vintage Postcard

This is a great, colorful view of the Niagara River Gorge as it looked in 1908. This gorge has been created by the fall of the water from Niagara Falls into the Niagara River. The falls drop into a somewhat large area that is like a small bay. Then, the river narrows as it races […]

Ice at Niagara Falls Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard is dated September 1, 1906 and shows the ice mounds that form at the base of Niagara Falls. We see a crowd watching as people climb the ice to the top and then slide down. This looks to be a fun winter sport for visitors to the Falls. The tourist shop to […]

Vintage 1900s Baldwin Locomotive in Long Island, NY

This vintage black and white photograph, dated April 1901, shows a Baldwin Locomotive with the Engineer posing in the cab window. This train is called the Long island No. 1 at Morris Park, Long Island, N.Y. It is one of two 4-4-2 “camelbacks,” Class E.51.S, construction No. 18937, that Baldwin completed for the line in […]

Lafayette Square Vintage Buffalo NY Postcard

This vintage postcard was not dated, but seems to be from 1907 – 1910 time period. It shows Lafayette Square in Buffalo, New York which is named for General Lafayette, the famous French hero of the American Revolution. Lafayette Square was part of the original urban plan for Buffalo as designed by Joseph Ellicott and […]

Main Street Buffalo Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows Main Street in Buffalo, New York in 1940 in stunning and vibrant colors. The view is looking north from the civic center to the Theatre District of downtown Buffalo. Although, Main Street runs all the way out to Williamsville today, at the time of this old postcard, what would have been […]

The Milburn Residence Vintage Buffalo NY Postcard

This vintage postcard shows an historic site known as “The Milburn Residence” in Buffalo, New York, at the time that the tragedy occurred which has made it famous. The Milburn Residence is not only historic to Buffalo, but to the United States as a whole, as it is the home that President McKinley was taken […]

Delaware Park Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows Delaware Park in Buffalo, New York in 1900 complete with bandstand, people strolling along the lake shore, and boaters enjoying the summer day. This postcard is a great snapshot of Victorian life in Buffalo. Frederick Law Olmsted designed and created an interconnected park system in Buffalo, New York in the early […]