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A Sampling of Paintings in the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum
25 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo, NY

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Fort Porter         Unknown artist             Oil on canvas, ca. 1850                 On display in January 2005            For more illustrations and information, see Fort Porter



Abigail Powers Fillmore               Unknown artist             Oil on canvas, ca. 1853              On display in January 2005             See also: Millard Fillmore - LINKS



St. Andrew's Society Fourth Anniversary Banquet, American Hotel, Buffalo, NY, November 30, 1843               By T. H. Cone              Oil on canvas           On display in January 2005              See also: American Hotel - LINKS



Millard Fillmore            By Augustus Rockwell             Oil on canvas, 1871               On display in January 2005             See also: Millard Fillmore - LINKS



Johnson's Cottage              By William John Wilgus              Oil on canvas, ca. 1832             This cottage, grandest in town in its time, was home to Buffalo's first mayor. It was located on Delaware Avenue adjacent to present-day Johnson Park           On display in January 2005               See also: Dr. Ebenezer Johnson - LINKS



The Steamer Sultana             Unknown artist                Oil on canvas, ca. 1847-1862           The Sultana, shown here in Buffalo Harbor with the Buffalo Lighthouse, regularly ran between Buffalo and Chicago between 1847 and 1862, when the ship was lost in a Great Lakes storm.           On display in January 2005.             See also: Ships - LINKS



The Steamer Great Western            Unknown artist              Oil on canvas, ca. 1838-1855           On display in January 2005       See also:
Ships - LINKS


Oakland Gardens         By A. Thiese           Oil on canvas, 1859           On display in January 2005.           See also: Carpenter Gothic style



January Morning, Lafayette Square              By John Rother             Oil on canvas, 1895          The structure dominating this wintry view is the old Central Library, demolished in 1963 to be replaced by the current Central Library           On display in January 2005          See also: Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Lafayette Square



Triumphal Bridge Pan-Am                By F. Hopkinson Smith               Second floor mural                 See also: Pan-American Exposition - LINKS



Morning Scene           By L. G. Sellstedt            Oil on copper, 1850             On display in January 2005.



Evening Scene             By L. G. Sellstedt           Oil on copper, 1850             On display in January 2005.



Midway, Pan American Exposition         By John Ross Key            Oil on canvas, ca. 1901              On display in January 2005            See also: Pan-American Exposition - LINKS



Eagle Tavern, 1825            By John Renfrew Dean               Oil on canvas, ca. 1825            The Eagle Tavern was Buffalo's first theatre, hosting popular entertainments during the young village's Erie Canal-initiated growth boom. It was destroyed by fire in 1865.          The painting was commissioned for the offices of the Buffalo Trust Company.             On display in January 2005           For more illustrations and information, see Eagle Tavern



The Trial of Ted Jacket          1862-1868               By John Mix Stanley       Nine-feet wide         Oil          All of the figures in this work are portraits of identifiable individuals

"Did you know that Red Jacket, the legendary Seneca leader who was famously awarded a Peace Medal by George Washington, was tried for sorcery in 1801?
"Or maybe not.
"The trial is the subject of a provocative painting by John Mix Stanley, a nineteenth-century expedition chronicler and portraitist whose colossal canvas is one of the jewels of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (BECHS) collection. Whether or not it is an accurate depiction of a historical event is subject to debate, and it is the fascination behind that line of questioning that underlies BECHS’s current exhibit, Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket. This ambitious offering runs through July at the museum on Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue." - Maria Scrivani, "Fact or fiction? Red Jacket and the nature of historic inquiry," 
  - Buffalo Spree, December 2010 (online December 2020)




  On display in January 2005 and 2022             See also: Pan-American Exposition - LINKS             Three details below:    










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See also: Rumsey Family Paintings, Prints, and Artifacts




Special thanks to Executive Director Dr. William Siener and the staff for their cooperation

Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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