Had to share one last picture of FDR in Albany. (He spent more time getting his picture taken in the capital city than his cousin did.) This one from the National Archives and Records Administration, features Franklin, Eleanor, and unnamed Democratic Party workers. Safe to assume this is from the vicinity of 1929 or 1930, though no idea where. It could have been any of Albany’s grand hotels, at a time when they were grand indeed.
As noted before, until what is now known as the Livingston Avenue Bridge opened in 1866, Albanians or Greenbushians who […]
Hoxsie can rarely be accused of linear thinking. Having covered the life of the Albany basin (which we did here, […]
One last look at the old Albany waterfront. On July 3, 1955, the Times-Union touted a new look for the […]
Somewhere around 1949, the Albany Yacht Club buildings were sold for use as a Naval Reserve Center, and the club […]
In writing about the rise and fall (or fill) of the Albany Basin, a major part of Albany’s waterfront history […]
From the classified pages of the Times-Union in 1921, a pair of what seem (to our modern sensibilities, anyway) shockingly […]