The canal boat in the image above is nearing the Pitts Agricultural complex, a major Buffalo manufacturer. Completed threshers can be seen lined along the canal-side of the plant.
The photo used to make the postcard image above would have been taken from the vantage indicated by the red arrow.
A modern view of the same area shows that the canal bed is occupied by the Thruway and the Pitts complex location is now the Niagara Street exit from the Thruway. The red arrow indicates the approximate vantage of the original photographer.
For more information on the Buffalo Pitts Company, see the Fall 2004 issue of Western New York Heritage