In 1980, as former California Gov. Ronald Reagan was challenging President Jimmy Carter for the White House, the Reagan campaign made a stop in Buffalo.
The future president had breakfast with longshoremen and visited the docks and Port of Buffalo before heading to Erie, Pennsylvania, later that day.
Reagan visited Buffalo four times in the run-up to the 1980 presidential campaign: once in 1977, once in 1979, and twice in 1980. This photo was taken on his last visit before the Sept. 11, 1980, election.
As president, four years and one day after this photo was taken, Reagan visited Buffalo to help dedicate the Santa Maria Apartments on Buffalo’s West Side.