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)
Gunpowder Ad 1850
No. 11 Trade Mark circa 1856
Music Cover by Howard Glydon 1863
Buffalo Smoking Tobacco circa 1868
Buffalo Brand Trademark 1868
Double-Warp Velocipede Brand circa 1869
Arkansas Plaids circa 1869
Prairie Fire Brand, Double Warp Alpaca circa 1870’s
Possibly sometime between 1860-1880’s
Trademark stamp found on a family bison robe.
Rivals. Chewing tobacco. Spence Brothers and Co.,
Cincinnati, O. / Strobridge & Co. lith., Cin., O. circa 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
Buffalo Brewing Ad cir 1900
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 Buffalo Rag 1904 monographic Tom Turpin Composer
Will Rossiter publisher LOC – 1904
The evolution of the West in four decades circa 1906
Indian court, Federal Building
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco
1939 From an Indian painting on elk-skin, Great Plains- Siegriest
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..