Month: January 2013

The Spirit of Schenectady

In 1912, Miss Elsa Case appeared as The Spirit of Schenectady in a dramatic pageant celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Electric City. The pageant, directed by Constance D’Arcy Mackay with dances by Gertrude Colby, was performed on the grounds of Union College. It featured various imagined historical vignettes from Schenectady history, …

Voluntary power

More from the Albany Public Schools Syllabus of Physical Training, 1914: “For those children who have not the voluntary power for assuming correct posture, the teacher must give individual correction. It is necessary that this class of children be placed in the correct position by someone else until they have acquired the voluntary power to …