In the Albany Hand-Book of 1884, which contained an alphabetic listing of topics of interest to both residents and strangers, we find this remnant of an earlier time, when an Albany ordinance prohibited all dogs from going at large in June, July, August and September unless properly muzzled, out of the belief that rabies or distemper were more prevalent in that time. “Unmuzzled dogs so running at large may be killed by anybody. The police make a practice of poisoning a great many every year.” Of course, it’s really only during our lifetime that actually being responsible for your own dog and having to keep it on a leash or in your own yard has become a societal norm. When we were growing up, dogs just wandered wherever they pleased.
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 […]
We ran across an odd little article from the Times-Union in 1928 that raised more questions than it answered: “Harnett […]
We spoke yesterday of Claude Holding, the accomplished musician who then became an accomplished hotelier, building the Wellington Hotel on […]
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 […]