There’s no real Albany connection to the Milton Bradley Company, well-known game-makers of Springfield, Mass., but in 1894 they took out an ad in a book celebrating Albany public schools. It was a lovely bit of typography. Obviously, they made more than games, and Milton Bradley himself was a strong advocate of the kindergarten movement, and was himself a kindergarten teacher. Although he left to focus on teaching, the company moved into producing equipment for kindergarten, thus the ad we see here.
We’ve shown the top postcard before, but thought it would be nice to put together these three postcard views of […]
A grand view of Albany’s Lincoln Park swimming pool. As the city grew, the old public baths proved insufficient to […]
On the one hand, this is such a common Albany view that we hardly think about it. On the other […]
This postcard view, likely from the 1930s or so like the others we’ve been showing, shows the Cathedral of the […]
Another postcard from the Tichnor Collection at Digitalcommonwealth.org. “The Grand Staircase” is something of an understatement – this is the […]
This postcard from the Tichnor Collection shows what was once known as the “new” post office in downtown Albany. According […]