A stereoscopic view of a very unfinished New York State Capitol building. I’m sure I could date this with some accuracy, but for now let’s say it’s somewhere between 1870 and 1880. I don’t recall if the design of Thomas Fuller, the first architect, extended to the second floor, or if that was the work of the next architect, Leopold Eidlitz, who took over after Fuller had very little to show for eight years of work. This is one of the parts of the Capitol that resembles its model.
In 1870, the St. Lawrence Republican (of Ogdensburg) ran a story headed “R.S.V.P., or the Van Rensselaer Skating Park,” and […]
Stare at an old map long enough, and eventually you’ll be faced with a mystery you have to solve. We’ve […]
This panel is from a comic book called “Cliff Merritt Sets the Record Straight,” a production of the Brotherhood of […]
More historic Albany sheet music, the product of historic Albanians. This one (again from the Lester Levy Sheet Music collection […]
Well, here’s another piece of all-Albany sheet music that we just had to share. It’s 1860’s The Wide Awake Quick […]
Our endless search for all things Albany and Troy recently turned up this bit of sheet music from 1856 (courtesy […]