Month: April 2014

Presidential

While we’re on the subject of the trade cards of Troy merchants in the 19th century (yes, that is the subject we were on), here’s another one from the Boston Public Library collection on Flickr. This one is from Julius Saul, the clothier of Troy whom we’ve profiled before. It’s safe to assume that this …

Collins Park

One last postcard view of the somewhat idyllic village of Scotia, NY. Or at least of its picnic pavilions. We noted a little bit of the history of Collins Park when we looked at the lovely village library. Growing up, Freedom Park and Maalwyck Park didn’t yet exist, and they’re both special-purpose parks. Collins had …

The Scotia Public Library

So, while we’re postcarding through beautiful downtown Scotia, New York, we have to visit everyone’s favorite library. Part of the Schenectady County library system, it’s in the Abraham Glen House, which dates to the 1730s and is as charming as can be. Abraham Glen was a grandson of Alexander Lindsay (the family later took the …

The Scotia Post Office

Scotia’s post office building dates to 1940 and looks to me like a village post office is supposed to look. Auto enthusiasts could probably give a good idea of the date of this postcard, but not much has changed on this corner in the last half-century. The free-standing signs out front, which used to advertise …