Hall of New York

Western New York

Barkentine William H. Vanderbilt off Buffalo

Barkentine William H. Vanderbilt off Buffalo

Barkentine William H. Vanderbilt off Buffalo

James Hope

Oil on Canvas, ca. 1867

The completion of the Erie Canal, connecting New York City to Lake Erie, played an important role in expanding Great Lakes trade and helping upstate cities grow in the 19th century.

Barkentine William H. Vanderbilt off Buffalo Artist Info:

James Hope (1818–1892) was born in Scotland and later came to the United States. He was influenced by Frederic Church and spent the last twenty years of his life working out of his studio in Watkins Glen.

On loan from the Buffalo History Museum
Niagara Falls Terrapin Point

Niagara Falls Terrapin Point

Niagara Falls Terrapin Point

Ferdinand Reichardt

Oil on Canvas, 1856

Niagara Falls was formed more than 10,000 years ago when ice-age glaciers receded. Today, they play an important role in the cultural, social and economic life of Western New York.

Niagara Falls Terrapin Point Artist Info:

Ferdinand Reichardt (1819–1895) was a famous Danish landscape artist who painted several American landscapes during a four-year tour of the United States.

On loan from the Buffalo History Museum
January Morn, Lafayette Square

January Morn, Lafayette Square

January Morn, Lafayette Square

John C. Rother

Oil on Canvas, 1895

Depicted is a monument to Western New York soldiers who fought in the Civil War and the Buffalo Public Library as it appeared in 1887. The monument is still standing today.

January Morn, Lafayette Square Artist Info:

John C. Rother (1845–1899) was a Buffalo native and artist. One of his most famous paintings was a portrait of future President Grover Cleveland while he served as Mayor of Buffalo.

On loan from the Buffalo History Museum
Avenue of the Allies

Avenue of the Allies

Avenue of the Allies

Claire Shuttleworth

Oil on Canvas, ca. 1918

In honor of the men and women who were fighting in the “Great War,” the intersection of Court and Main Streets in Buffalo was decorated with the flags of the Allied nations.

Avenue of the Allies Artist Info:

Claire Shuttleworth (1867–1930) was a Buffalo native who studied art in France and Italy. Her paintings and drawings have been displayed in galleries around the world.

On loan from the Buffalo History Museum