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VINTAGE ALBANY: J.D. Gortatowsky

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Gortotowsky Vintage Albany(2)

Tweet   Young Gorty in 1903, Center: the painting Fete Nocturne,  Right: Ciro’s nightclub in NYC with Herman Hover Louella Parsons and J. D. Gortatowsky in 1955   Jacob Dewey Gortatowsky was born in Albany in 1885, the son of Prussian (Germany later Poland)  immigrant Morris D. Gortatowsky and Mary Casper Gortatowsky of Griffin, Georgia, Morris [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Early Travel

By   /  May 8, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Early Travel

Tweet     Before Albany was founded, travel through the area was either by steamboat or by traveling the “Old Federal Road.” The Old Federal Road was made sometime before 1805 and was in use during the Creek Indian wars. The Cherokee gave free access to settlers to use the road through their territories. The [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: AFD Chief D.W. Brosnan

By   /  April 29, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Brosnan

Tweet     AFD Chief D.W. “Bill” Brosnan circa 1920 or earlier   According to the City of Albany’s own website, D. W. “Bill” Brosnan became Albany’s fire chief on November 11, 1911. He became the most famous fire chief in all of Albany’s history and held the position for forty years. Brosnan was well [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Albany “Firsts”

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Airmail

Tweet     Left first airmail flight December 28, 1911; Upper right Thornwell H. Andrews, of Charlotte, N.C. in the cockpit of a 1911 Curtis biplane. This photo was taken in June of 1932, two years before his death. Lower right; first airmail stamp.      Albany has had many “firsts” over the decades. Journal [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: African-Americans in 1800’s Albany

By   /  April 16, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Left Dorcas Bryant, Right Professor James L. Murray

Tweet     People often have pre-conceived ideas about historical periods, thanks in part to Hollywood. However history is at its best when it is presented on a smaller more personal level, the history of real people in real towns dealing with what seem to most of us, extraordinary circumstances. Life in 1800’s Albany would [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: The Chehaw Massacre

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Chehaw monument(1)

Tweet   The Creek War, also called the Red Sticks War, lasted from 1813 to 1814. During this time many of the Upper Creek (Muscogee) had been moving southward from Alabama and Georgia into the open territories in Florida. A civil war between the creek themselves began. The “Red Sticks”, Upper Creek, allied themselves with [...]

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Vintage Albany: When Hollywood came to town

By   /  April 1, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Pardners_Biscuit eater copy

Tweet         Hollywood discovered Albany many decades before Sherwood Baptist Church and Sherwood Pictures began making the movies  in 2002 that have since helped put Albany on the map. One of the first films made in Albany was in 1927, titled “Pardners”, it was a film produced by the American Forestry Association [...]

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Vintage Albany: Turner Field WWII POW Camp

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany POW(1)

Tweet   The United States had control of around five million POW’s by the end of WWII. Of that number about 400,000 German POW’s were housed within the US. Most of the prisoners were spread out across the south. It was easier to house them in the south because of the milder weather; also America [...]

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Vintage Albany: Camp Churchman

By   /  March 18, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Camp Churchman Missouri soldiers

Tweet     Editor’s note: This is the first Vintage Albany column, a continuation and expansion of our popular Vintage Albany photo feature.  This will not normally be found on our front page, but we hope you will continue to enjoy it. Tensions between the US and Spain had been growing strong ever since the [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  March 11, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany March 5(1)

Tweet   This photo was taken in May 1934  of Thelma McPhail and Dulce Duckwortle as they pose in vintage fire fighter uniforms in front of steam fire engine, Albany, Georgia. From the Vintage Albany, Georgia Facebook collection.  Coming in next week’s Albany Journal: Vintage Albany the column!    

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