BFA friend, Bill Blake, always forwards us interesting things he finds while researching old Buffalo newspapers. This time around, he found a Buffalo Courier-Express front page that featured at picture of the Broadway Market with crowds trying to purchase meat. From reading the page, the appears to have been a meat shortage in Buffalo and around the country during the height of World War II.

You can read the whole front page yourself by clicking here to view PDF file—>

Another BFA friend, Michael Szafranski, let us use the following pictures to post here of the Broadway Market as the new (current) market building was becoming operational.

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March 21, 1943: Crowds Jam Market Stalls for Meager Supplies of Meat
March 21, 1943: Crowds Jam Market Stalls for Meager Supplies of Meat
March 21, 1943: Crowds Jam Market Stalls for Meager Supplies of Meat

So there you have it, two interesting periods during the Broadway Market’s history. Good stuff.

Thanks, Mike and Bill for sharing.