What did people do for fun on rainy afternoons in 1888 (or, for that matter, 1968)? They played Peter Coddle’s Trip to New York. Now you can, too.
Before collars, Troy’s fortune was made in iron works. The old forests of the Adirondacks fueled iron forges up and down the Champlain valley and beyond, but Troy emerged as […]
There was a time when all ice cream was local, and Colonial Ice Cream was a prominent ice cream maker in Schenectady and Scotia, supplying many local restaurants and stores. […]
In 1862, John Bame’s livery service was at the corner of State Street and Centre (now Broadway). Funeral outfits provided at the shortest possible notice.
Christian Weeber was an inventor and tinkerer who built a variety of things in his Albany shop in the early part of the last century: handbuilt automobiles, some of the […]
In Dr. Morse’s American Geography published in 1789, he says, “Albany is said to be an unsociable place … To form a just idea of the manners and customs of […]
I don’t know where I’d go for mourning goods today, but in 1870, I’d have gone to Betts & Medbury, in the Mansion House Block in Troy. Dry goods of […]
Hathorn Water from the Hathorn Spring in Saratoga Springs clears the complexion, relieves the headache at once, promotes rest and sleep. Why, it even revives dormant faculties (to say nothing […]
We’ve seen ads where the advertiser begs leave to inform you of the availability of his humble product. That may be good enough for the other guys, but Stephenson Bar […]
The first time I became aware of Wells & Coverly, a pretty high-end gentlemen’s clothing store, was when I moved to Syracuse in the late ’70s, where I believe they […]