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Album Pamiątkowe – Buffalo’s Polonia History

Posted on: | by Molly Poremski |

Broadway Market Furniture 1906The University at Buffalo Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of the first stage of digitization for an important genealogical and historical work: Album pamiątkowe i przewodnik handlowy : osady polskiej w miescie Buffalo, z dolaczeniem okolicznych miejscowósci ze stanu New York. The title of this work translates to: “Souvenir album and commercial guide of the Polish settlements in the City of Buffalo, and neighboring villages in the State of New York.” The book was first published in Buffalo in 1906 and is now available online.

This book is important to those interested in the history of Buffalo, Buffalo’s Polonia districts and to people of Polish ancestry. The photographs in the collection include important local landmarks from the turn of the century, local businesspeople, members of the clergy, and businesses mainly located on the East Side of Buffalo.

The entire book has been digitized and is located in the UB Institutional Repository. Images of the book have been individually scanned and placed in a digital collection for improved access. Images of buildings and landmarks have been incorporated to the mapping website, Historypin, to help recreate the East Side of Buffalo at the turn of the 20th century.

Selected images from the Album Pamiątkowe: a guide to Buffalo’s Polonia from 1906
http://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/LIB-008

PDF version of entire (546 pages) Album Pamiątkowe: a guide to Buffalo’s Polonia from 1906
https://ubir.buffalo.edu/xmlui/handle/10477/21537

Over the next few months, we plan to have all of the almost 400 images from the Album pamiątkowe available online for those interested in the history and culture of Buffalo, New York.

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