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How Albany Grew: 1800 - 1850

Terrific series of images from the New York Public Library Digital Collection that we’ve used to show how Albany grew in the first half of the 19th Century. 34 more words

Pitchfork duel

From The Cincinnati Enquirer
Published January 22, 1879

A man, who had been paying rent to his stepfather, grew upset with which foods were purchased with his payments. 92 more words

Newspaper Clippings

A family cemetery at South Pearl and Hamilton Street

Throwback to when there was a large graveyard on what is now the southeast corner of South Pearl and Hamilton Street (now the site of the South Mall Towers apartment building). 243 more words

Happy Birthday Herman Melville!

Although not a native son, he spent his teenage years in Albany, so we claim him as ours.

His mother, Maria Gansevoort, was the daughter of Peter Gansevoort (“the hero of Ft. 721 more words

5O Hudson Ave: who lived there?

A tall, simple marble obelisk just off the Middle Ridge Road in Lot 19, Section 58 marks the grave of Jared Holt and his wife, Sophia. 89 more words

The Alienist

Station: Historical Crime Drama
Destination: 1896, New York City
Conductor: TNT

In December of 1994, Caleb Carr’s novel The Alienist hit bookstores and would spend six months on  634 more words