Well-known vaudeville star Jesse Clipper became the first African American soldier from Buffalo to succumb to injuries sustained in World War I.
The first fully equipped female chemist in the county devoted her life to empowering women, young and old.
When the United States finally entered the First World War, a series of parades for international war commissions showcased one of the region’s most elegant automobiles.
A chance find in a semi-related album yields some fascinating photos of a pioneering event in aviation history.
Beginning with shock absorbers, the history of Houdaille Industries, in its various guises, encompasses everything from auto parts to launch pads for spaceships-- and just about everything in between.
In a follow-up to our Spring story on Alice Lord O’Brian, we highlight another woman whose volunteer work helped give aid and comfort to the Allies in World War I.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross provided aid and comfort to countless Allied soldiers who faced death on the front lines during World War I. One canteen worker from Buffalo recorded her experiences so future generations could understand the horrors and futility of war.
A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."