Latham “The” Hatter

From a guide book to the State of New York, we have this description of Latham “The” Hatter (emphasis always his), who was located at 558 Broadway in the latter part of the 19th century. Prominent among the business enterprises of North Broadway is the hat emporium of Mr. George Latham, who is largely engaged …

The Ark of Albany

Munsell’s Annals of Albany could keep an amateur historian busy until the end of time, running down all the interesting tidbits. For example, without Munsell, we would never have known that Albany once had an ark. Apparently around 1830 or so, the companies that owned tow boats (probably steam boats by this time – Fulton …