What did Western New Yorkers do for summer fun in the late 1880s? Where did they go? To the shore! The region offered a plethora of pleasure parks. Their history is as varied as the amusements they offered.
The full article is available in the Summer/Fall 2003 Issue.
In 1924, the Buffalo Courier ran a summer beach photo contest. Time for some fun in the sun!
Known as the “Painter of the Niagara Frontier,” Amos Sangster is best known for his historic series of etchings, published from 1886 to 1889, which chronicled the complete Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
The photographic collection of Scott B. Dunlap provides an informal look at the residents of this Orleans County town in the early 20th century.