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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today; January 16, 2017; is the date this year we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. We have a memorial in my hometown of Albany, NY, dedicated to… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My Photography · Photography in History

Albany City Hall Bell

Here are some images I took of the original Albany NY City Hall Bell that now resides in Albany’s Lincoln Park. On September 28th in 1883, @AlbanyCityHall‘s original bell was hoisted and hung inside the bell tower. This city hall building was a Greek revival and was built using white marble with its entry porch supported by four Doric columns. The roof had… Continue reading Albany City Hall Bell

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History in Pictures

Miss America contestants, circa 1920s. The Miss America competition is a scholarship pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States of America that are between the ages of 17 and 24. In 1921, the competition originated as a “bathing beauty revue”.  The contest is now judged on competitors’ talent performances and interviews in… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

David Rockefeller spearheaded the construction of the first World Trade Center as an urban renewal project to help revitalize Lower Manhattan. The project was developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey whom hired architect Minoru Yamasaki to construct the complex. Yamasaki came up with the specific idea for the twin towers. NJ and… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

1964 Worlds Fair Dinosaur Transport Imagine that you happened upon the Hudson River on a regular New York day in October…1963….. when all of a sudden you notice a barge carrying five giant dinosaurs heading downriver. Quickly, it becomes clear exactly what these dinosaurs are up to by the markings on the barge…. “Sinclair Dinosaurs on Way to N.Y. World’s Fair”.… Continue reading History in Pictures

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History in Pictures

Joseph Byron Group Selfie – December 1920 Who knows if it is or not, but this may very well be the first ever group Selfie taken… although I’m pretty sure they didn’t call it that! This group portrait was taken in the 1920s on a rooftop in New York City. This image is of the group taking the resulting image below… Continue reading History in Pictures

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Photography in History

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. It did so in the early am after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage enroute to New York City. There were 2,224 passengers and crew aboard… more than 1,500 died. The sinking of the Titanic was the deadliest peacetime… Continue reading Photography in History