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By   /  February 26, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

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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By   /  February 21, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Feb. 10 house on Washington and Society.

Tweet   This undated photo is of an unknown Albany family. Members of the Facebook group, Vintage Albany, believe this home was on Washington Street and Society Ave.

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By   /  February 13, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany tornado(1)

Tweet   This is a real photo postcard taken in February 1940 of some of the damage done to businesses along Washington Street. The deadly tornado struck in the early morning hours of February 10. This and many other historic photos can be found on the Facebook group, Vintage Albany.

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By   /  February 5, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Picnic

Tweet   This 1904 photo is of a large group having a picnic at the small community of Philema just inside Lee County. The group rode the Albany & Northern Railway to get to the picnic.

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By   /  January 30, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Little Theatre

Tweet This undated photo is from an old Little Theatre production (now Theatre Albany) of the musical South Pacific. The play was based on a book by James A. Michener and the music was written by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The photo was posted on the Facebook group Vintage Albany, Georgia [...]

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By   /  January 22, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

New Albany hotel parlor 1904

Tweet   This photo was taken of a parlor inside the old Victorian version of The New Albany Hotel on Pine in 1904. The hotel was later replaced with the current building which is now called Albany Heights.  This is one of many historic photos found on the Facebook group, Vintage Albany, Georgia.

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A Child’s Christmas

By   /  December 24, 2011  /  Betty Rehberg, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Betty Rehberg

Tweet   Written by Betty Rehberg   Every year Mama would let us go through the Sears and Roebuck catalog and mark our favorite toys. Then she would either let Santa know what we wanted or she and Daddy would get it on lay-away at Sears. Chatty Cathy was the big toy that most girls [...]

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By   /  December 23, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintaage Albany The big Chief

Tweet   This bus was nicknamed the “Big Chief” by students at AHS back in the 1960’s. The “A” football team got to ride in the Big Chief, the B team rode in another bus. This is one of nearly 3,000 images found on the Facebook group, Vintage Albany Georgia.    

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By   /  December 11, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany The Black Cat(1)

Tweet This match cover came from an old Albany Roadhouse from the 1940’s-1960’scalled the Black Cat. The black Cat was owned by Carson Knight. The roadhouse was considered mysterious by many youth at the time.  It was known for good food, drinks, and even a few poker games in the back room. There was a [...]

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By   /  December 5, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Radium Springs Hotel that never got built

Tweet This sketch represents the Radium Springs Hotel that was to be built in Albany. The stock market crash of 1929 killed plans to build this structure. This and many other images about Albany can be found on Facebook in the Vintage Albany Georgia group.

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