How did Albany celebrate the nation’s centennial in 1876? With firemen’s shirts, white cotton military gloves, and blue flannel regatta shirts. With three-foot long flags. With centennial illuminators – perfectly safe to use, and beautiful in effect.
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 […]