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Ann Hubbard (left) and Bobbi Prebis (right) Caption: Just friends, early 1960s.
Photo from Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: the History of a Lesbian Community by Madeline Davis and Liz Kennedy.
Hubbard, who appears as Arlette in Davis and Kennedy’s historical ethnography of the working class lesbian scene in Buffalo 1930-60s, is something of a local legend today. Remembered for her magnetism, courage, and an effortless attitude of a diva, she was also a founding member and later the president and vice-president of Shades, a social group for black lesbians, founded in the early 1990s. In the 50s and 60s, at the time when black lesbians had few options for going out without experiencing homophobia and/or racism, Ann was a well-known hostess of many a house party in the black part of Buffalo. #lesbianhistory #queerbuffalo #queerhistory #blackqueerhistory #blacklesbianhistory #queerrustbelt #lgbtqhistory #buffalohistory #rustbelthistory

A pleasure to have celebrated this group of Western NY ‘Rosie the Riveters’ today💐 #wecandoit #rosietheriveter #womenshistory #worldwar2 #buffalohistory #industrialhistory

The Steam Donkeys are providing tonight's music!
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#POTP18 #BuffaloHistory

BISONgram April 14, 1988 - Page 10. “Sure to be a ‘Moving’ Experience” Pilot Field opening day. .
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#buffalobisons #baseball #milb #pilotfield #warmemorialstadium #rockpile #therockpile #vintage #vintagebuffalo #bisongram #buffalohistory

Don’t let a little rain scare you away from one of the Harbor cruises today! Our famous blue and white canopy has you covered! Jeff is waiting for you ... cruises depart at 12:30 and 3! .
#jeff #docent #narrator ⛴🌈⚓️
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#ahoybuffalo #buffaloharborcruises #missbuffaloii #BHC #2018 #travelBUF #ONEbuffalo #stepoutbuffalo #buffalonews #lakeerie #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #buffalove #buffalo #inthebuff #welcomebuffalo #716 #billsmafia #fortheloveofbuffalo #boats #dontmisstheboat #cruise #sightseeing #buffalohistory #canalside #visitbuffaloniagara #wanderlust

Regrann from @giovannicenturione - Aretha Franklin @ Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY early 1960's. Aretha lived here during her early childhood on the east side. Her mother is a Buffalo native burried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. #riparethafranklin :
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#Buffalo #queenofsoul #ladysoul #arethafranklin #buffalonative #kleinhans #jazzfest #solong #entertainer #Philharmonic #buffalohistory #columbiarecords #ahmadjamal - #regrann

Are you complaining about the heat and humidity??? 😰 Well ... STOP IT and book your tickets NOW for one of the last few remaining Sunset Cruises of the season!!!! Winter is coming! ❄️🐉👑
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#sunset #sunsetporn #tbt #got ⚓️⛴
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#ahoybuffalo #buffaloharborcruises #missbuffaloii #BHC #2018 #travelBUF #ONEbuffalo #stepoutbuffalo #buffalonews #lakeerie #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #buffalove #buffalo #inthebuff #welcomebuffalo #716 #billsmafia #fortheloveofbuffalo #boats #dontmisstheboat #cruise #sightseeing #buffalohistory #canalside #visitbuffaloniagara #wanderlust

Pictured is the Schmidt/Shea House, located at 356 Richmond Ave. It was built in 1895 by William H. Schmidt, a well-known local builder who constructed a number of homes in the area. A unique home for the area, the 1897 Buffalo Merchants Exchange book described the home as “one of the most lavish and recognizable houses on Richmond Avenue, with its elaborate use of Medina sandstone and Beaux-Arts design.” William lived in the home until 1909, when he sold it to Thomas Shea. A St. Catherine’s, ON native, Thomas came to Buffalo as an infant with his family, where he was raised in the Old First Ward. As a young man, he worked for a time on the docks with his brother, Michael Shea, a name well-known in Western New York as the creator of a theater empire, including the crown jewel: Shea’s Buffalo. While Michael enjoyed great success in the theater business, Thomas experienced his own success in the restaurant world. With construction of the grand Ellicott Square Building completed in 1896, Thomas became one of the new building’s first tenants, opening a café on the first floor, known as Ellicott Square Buffet. It became known as the largest buffet restaurant between New York and Chicago, and it regularly attracted the city’s leading businessmen and politicians. Different from modern buffets, the Ellicott Square Buffet was also a local watering hole, with a wide array of alcohol, including over 300 brands of whiskey. Unfortunately, with prohibition enacted, Thomas closed the buffet. He operated a restaurant at the corner of Church & Pearl for about a year, before returning to Ellicott Square and opening a small confectionery stand in the central court. Thomas passed away in 1939 at the age of 77. His home at 356 Richmond remained in the family for many years following his death before it was foreclosed on and nearly demolished. Thankfully, in 2007, new owners saved the home and worked hard to restore it to its former glory.

Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but spent many of her pre-teen years in Buffalo's Cold Springs neighborhood residing at 179 Glenwood Ave.

She sang in the Friendship Baptist Church choir. When her father relocated to Detroit, so did she, but her mother remained in Buffalo, working at Buffalo General Hospital. Young Aretha would visit Buffalo during summer vacations until her mother died in 1952. She is buried at Forest Lawn. (Claudine Ewing WGRZ) #arethafranklin #soul #soulmusic #music #pianowoman #queenofsoul #respect #respec #iwillsurvive #detroit #voice #sing #buffalo #buffalony #buffalonewyork #buffalove #buffalohistory #buffaloconnection #memoriesofbuffalo

Aretha Franklin @ Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY in 1964. Aretha lived here during her early childhood on the east side. Her mother is a Buffalo native burried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. #riparethafranklin :
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#Buffalo #queenofsoul #ladysoul #arethafranklin #buffalonative #kleinhans #jazzfest #solong #entertainer #Philharmonic #buffalohistory #columbiarecords #ahmadjamal #1964

Look toward the future, appreciate the past. Have you been to the history museum lately? I went recently after not going for many, many years! The World War I exhibit was interesting & I especially love the local angle; but the Buffalo sports history exhibit was my favorite.
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As our mummies settle into their temporary home in Budapest, Walt shares this Hungarian advertisement of the arrival of the "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition"!
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#BuffaloHistory #WhereIsWalt #MummiesofTheWorld

How do you spell Holy Grail? Today I spell it "Simon Pure Preprohibition Curved Porcelain Sign". I could not believe my eyes when this turned up and I was lucky enough to buy it. Thanks to my picking friend Alan, who brought my attention to it. It is 24" high x 19" wide, with original corner mounting hardware, age appropriate wear, and awesome color. The best piece of Buffalo brewing history I have ever seen. This is truly a one of a kind, and my best find this summer.
#simonpurebrewery #williamsimonbrewery
#brewerina #buffalobrewinghistory
#simonpure #porcelainsigns #antiqueporcelainsign #beercollector #vintagebeer #beercancollectorsofamerica #vintagebeersigns #buffalohistory #buffalobeer

Party on the Portico returns this Friday!
Enjoy live music from the Steam Donkeys, free appetizers, cash bar, free 15-minute mini-tours of The Museum, door prize drawings, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic Museum.

This event is exclusively for guests ages 21 and over.
Tickets are $5 member/$10 general admission and are available at the door.
#BuffaloHistory #POTP18 #PartyonThePortico

My visit to Silo city! In my entire visit I was just saying "it's amazing"!!
The Silo was built in early 1900s and was used recently till 2005. It was closed from then. There is a manlift! It had been amazing visit. And I got to know a lot about the old trading in buffalo. #getoutbuffalo #silocity #buffalo #buffalodigest #buffalohistory #silos #sitevisit #ub #ublearning #old #history #canalsidebuffalo #buffalonewyork #buffalove

Hey there big guy! 👋⛴💪 (Video: Aug 12, 2018 / Pic: Nov 3, 2012 {it’s first trip to Buffalo} ) ◼️◻️◼️◻️◼️◻️◼️
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The tug Defiance and barge Ashtabula were specifically designed to operate together as a self-unloading bulk carrier and have spent their entire career doing so. The pair was originally built for subsidiaries of Beker Industries of Greenwich, Connecticut. Beker Industries was a conglomerate primarily in the business of phosphate mining and distribution from mines near Tampa Bay, Florida. After a long career on the ocean, the pair has returned to the Lakes where they were built.

The barge was launched as hull 728 on April 22, 1982
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