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VINTAGE ALBANY-Notable Albanians Part One

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

L-R, Young Ray (Ragsdale) Stevens playing a piano in an Albany Steak house in the mid 1950s, Wallingford Riegger in Germany in 1930, Everette and young Harry James circus photo in 1922.

Tweet     A lot of famous people were either born in Albany or lived here including the “three Rays” (Charles, Stevens and Knight). Albany has been home at one time or another to many actors/actresses, singers, artists, athletes and composers. Singer and composer Ray Charles (Robinson) was born in Albany in 1930, the family [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Baseball and Albany

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Betty Rehberg, News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany_Baseball(1)

Tweet   The game of baseball became a craze in the US by the mid 1850’s when it was introduced in New York. Baseball has a long history with Albany as well. Going back at least to the 1870’s when Albany had the D. E. Smith ball club.  One of Albany’s early baseball parks was [...]

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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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