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Paintings in the
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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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