No doubt this factory on the edge of the lumber district produced slightly more modest bedsteads. Rufus Viele was president of the Albany Mechanics Institute, and of the YMCA. He lost ten bedsteads, a crib and a cradle in the fire at New York City’s Crystal Palace in 1858, where he was among the many exhibitors at the Fair of the American Institute.
Munsell’s Annals of Albany could keep an amateur historian busy until the end of time, running down all the interesting […]
Buried in Munsell’s “Annals of Albany,” in the “Notes from the Newspapers” section, is this tidbit from 1833 on the […]
From the Times-Union, December 11, 1914, a reminder that the idea of people leaving behind things they’ve put into storage […]
It’s 1893, and you want to visit the Columbian Exposition, the massive World’s Fair being held in Chicago to celebrate […]
Was Mr. George Dawson, eventually editor of the Albany Evening Journal, one of the fastest typesetters of his day? Well, […]
While looking for more information on Churchill & Denison, an early pair of Albany photographers who were in partnership during […]