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VINTAGE ALBANY: Currency

By   /  May 27, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Bank Notes

Tweet The top photo is of a $10 banknote issued by The City National Bank of Albany, Georgia in 1929. According to Vintage Albany Member, Alton Allen, one reason banks issued their own currency was because the US government wanted to track how and where money was being spent after the stock market crash of [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Albany “Firsts”

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

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: 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

By   /  February 26, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Mr. and Mrs. Hall(1)

Tweet This photo is of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall. They worked for Albany’s founder Nelson Tift in the late 1800’s. Mrs. Hall worked at the Tift residence, her husband was the overseer of Tift’s dairy farm.  

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Vintage Albany

By   /  October 23, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany ad

Tweet This is an ad for the Metropolitan Paving Brick Co. in Canton, Ohio. The ad ran in The American City magazine in 1932. This was the company that provided the bricks for Albany’s paved streets. The picture depicted in the ad was of Washington Street looking toward Pine Avenue, taken in 1902. This and [...]

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More Vintage Albany

By   /  August 21, 2010  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTOS The Albany Journal publishes “Vintage Albany” photos, many of which can be found on Facebook, weekly. Pictured is 10-year-old actor Billy Lee autographing the first ball and throwing out the first pitch at Albany’s professional baseball stadium in 1940 while promoting “The Biscuit Eater”, a Paramount Pictures movie filmed on location Albany. [...]

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