Yesterday we had a look at the lovely home of Albert Van Voast Bensen, a prominent local figure in banking, insurance, and paste. Listen, there was a time when you could make a pretty penny in paste, and The Diamond Paste Company of Albany was a prominent supplier. Located at 66 Hamilton Street (now just horrific parking lots), the company was recognized nationally as a manufacturer of flour paste, bookbinders’ paste, dry paste, office paste, paperhangers’ paste, shoemakers’ paste and trunkmakers’ paste.
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 […]
Still mining the Tichnor Collection from digitalcommonwealth.org, with this lovely postcard view of the New York State Court of Appeals […]
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 […]
This postcard, also from the Tichnor Collection at Digitalcommonwealth.org, depicts what was then called the Flag Room of the New […]