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Old Buffalo Advertising Brands & Ads

1759 (Map ornament showing a Native family and a large bison, a pelican perched on a rock below, and above, two Natives pour water from a cornucopia, a opossum hangs by its tail from the border)

Advertising Brands 1759 Unknown

 

Gunpowder Ad 1850

Advertising Brands 1850 Gunpowder Ad

 

No. 11 Trade Mark circa 1856

Advertising Brands No. 11 Trade Mark cir 1856

 

Music Cover by Howard Glydon 1863

Advertising Brands Music Cover by Howard Glydon 1863

 

Buffalo Smoking Tobacco circa 1868

Advertising Brands Buffalo Smoking Tobacco circa1868

 

 Buffalo Brand Trademark  1868

Buffalo Brand Trademark 1868

 

Double-Warp Velocipede Brand circa 1869

Double-Warp Velocipede Brand cir 1869

 

Arkansas Plaids circa 1869

Arkansas Plaids cir 1869

 

Prairie Fire Brand, Double Warp Alpaca circa 1870’s

Prairie Fire Brand, Double Warp Alpaca Cir. 1870

Possibly sometime between 1860-1880’s
Trademark stamp found on a family bison robe.

Empire Trade Mark

 

Rivals. Chewing tobacco. Spence Brothers and Co.,

Cincinnati, O. / Strobridge & Co. lith., Cin., O. circa 1872

Rivals. Chewing tobacco. Spence Brothers and Co., Cincinnati, O. / Strobridge & Co. lith., Cin., O. cir 1872

 

I am coming – Col. W.F. Cody circa 1900

Copyright by the Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo.Copyright by the Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540

I am coming - Col. W.F. Cody circa 1900

Buffalo Brewing Ad cir 1900

Buffalo Brewing Ad cir 1900

 

 

Pan-American / Keppler circa 1901

Pan-American / Keppler Circa 1901

 

The Great Pawnee Bill shows. The only genuine wild west.

Touring America …1903

Copyright by The U.S. Lithograph Co., “Russell-Morgan Print,” Cincinnati.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

The Great Pawnee Bill shows. The only genuine wild west. Touring America ...1903

The Buffalo Rag 1904 monographic Tom Turpin Composer
Will Rossiter publisher LOC – 1904

The Buffalo Rag 1904 monographic Tom Turpin Composer Will Rossiter publisher LOC

The evolution of the West in four decades circa 1906

The evolution of the West in four decades Cir 1906

 

 

Indian court, Federal Building

Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco

1939 From an Indian painting on elk-skin, Great Plains- Siegriest

Indian Court Fed Building circa 1939

Advertising Brands & Ads

Its unclear if Buffalo, New York was named after the bison being located there or the Natives who inhabited the area.

Despite the years of speculation  of previous debate, more recently sources indicate that the name Buffalo Creek was in common use on the Niagara Frontier by 1764, as John Montresor referenced ‘Buffalo Creek’ in his journal of that year. The name may have originated with an English speaking person sometime between 1759 and 1764, possibly after seeing animal bones, thought to be bison but possibly elk or moose or domesticated cattle, at the salt lick called Sour Springs located at the head of navigation about 6 miles up the creek.

An alternate explanation put forward in late 2020, is that the origin comes from the French “Riviere du Bois Blanc” meaning “River of White Wood” being used to describe the creek.  Bois Blanc pronounced “Boblo” or “Bob Low” around the Great Lakes, morphed into “Buffalo” when the British took control of the region in 1759-1760.

These theories are summarized and ranked on a spreadsheet developed by The Buffalo History Museum

 

I think every state in the United States has a form of an Advertising Brands of the named Buffalo; City, Lake, Mountain, Town, Airport, Hill, Knob, Island, Gap, Creek, Pond , Trail, etc..