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.
In 1938, the Albany Institute of History and Art was bequeathed one of its more notable portraits, that of Ariaantje […]
Our research on Albany movie star Ward Crane a couple of weeks back led to an interesting reference to the […]
The last (for now) of our little look at famous actors and actresses from Albany. This one, Mary Nash, was […]
In 1927, Albany seemed to have no shortage of prominent players in the performing arts. Alongside the mentions of Ward […]
While we’re speaking of Albany-born stars (well, we were), we found a brief mention of Elizabeth Hines in a 1927 […]
In the early days of film, one of the first stars was Albany’s Ward Crane. Born in 1890, Ward Crane […]