Buffalo postcards from the past - PHOTOS
blog by S.J. Velasquez • January 18, 2013 @ 10:10am
Take a visual stroll into the Delaware Park through which your great-grandparents meandered.
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced today that more than 400 vintage postcards, photographs and stereoviews of the city’s Olmsted parks and parkways have been published in a public archive.
“The majority of the images included in this digital collection are from retired librarian and BOPC archives volunteer Jim Mendola’s collection of pre-1923 public domain collection of postcards and stereoviews of the parks in Buffalo,” reads text on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. “For 88 items, Mr. Mendola has also taken recent photographs of the places pictured in the postcards, so the user can see a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot.”