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The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.


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  • 1614 - Fort Nassau is built near present-day Albany

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ new-york.html

  • 1615 - Albany settled by Dutch colonists - It is called Fort Orange


  • 1664 - September 24 - Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English

    historyorb.com

  • 1686 - July 22 - City of Albany, NY chartered

    historyorb.com

  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Mass...Read MORE...


  • 1792 - Bank of Albany Established
    In 1792, Bank of Albany was established with capital of $260,000.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
    Author Sir David Brewster
    Publisher J. & ...Read MORE...


  • 1797-01-01 - Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY

    historyorb.com

  • 1807 - The Clermont made its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany making the vessel the first successful steamboat.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-york.html

  • News 1831 - August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)

    historyorb.com
    August 9, 1831

  • News 1848 - APPALLING CONFLAGRATION! 500 BUILDINGS BURNED!! $3,000,000 Property Lost!!
    Fire, though a good servant, is indeed a fearful master! And fearfully did this mad element rage yesterday! Our city is desolate! The ruin is appallin...Read MORE...


  • News 1848 - SAD ACCIDENT
    As the passengers by the noon train were about landing from the Boston on the bridge at the foot of Maiden lane, it gave way, by which several persons...Read MORE...


  • News 1852 - Fire at Albany
    ALBANY, Tuesday, May 4. The Dye House, Bathing House and Infirmary of Dr. DEAN, on Norton-street, was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss $4,000. Ins...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Albany
    Albany, the capital of New York, and the second city in importance in that state, is situated on the W. bank of the Hudson river, 146 miles N. from Ne...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - Albany
    ALBANY CITY- was incorporated by patent July 22, 1686, having previously enjoyed divers rights and privileges, under the names of "Beverwick," "Willia...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Soldiers' Home
    The Soldiers' Home in Albany, N.Y., has been closed for lack of appropriation by the Legislature for support, and its two hundred inmates will be take...Read MORE...


  • Albany, New York, USA
    "The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • News 1883 - ANOTHER ROTTEN BOILER.
    Albany, September 28. - Early this morning the boiler in the steamer J.S. Robinson, which lay at the foot of Waterloo Street, exploded with frightful ...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - CRASHING INTO A LAND SLIDE. A TRAIN ON THE WEST SHORE WRECKED AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    The Atlantic express of the West Shore Road is due at Jersey City at 7 o’clock in the morning. It lost a few minutes south of Albany yesterday morning...Read MORE...


  • Albany, New York, USA
    Cocaine Toothache Drops
    Llyod Manufacturing Co., 219 Hudson Ave. Albany, N.Y., 1885
    Advertisement
  • News 1888 - March 12 - A blizzard paralyzed southeastern New York State and western New England. Albany NY reported 46.7 inches of snow.

    The Weather Channel
    March 12, 1888

  • 1895 - Albany
    Albany, a city, capital (since 1797) of the state of New York, and of Albany co., on the W. bank of Hudson River, lat. 42° 39' 3" N., lon. 73° 32' W.,...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - KILLED BY THE CARS.
    Albany, N.Y., Jan. 11. - SUSAN ROSNA, aged eight years, was struck by the Montreal express train on the Delaware & Hudson railroad entering this city ...Read MORE...


  • Albany, New York, USA
    Novelty Knitting Co., Albany, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • Albany, New York, USA
    "The Leading Tourist's Line"
    Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

    J. W Burdick, General Pass. Agt.
    Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898
    Advertisement
  • Albany, New York, USA
    State Street from Broadway
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    State Street Looking West, Albany, N. Y.
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Long Drawbridge, Hudson River at Albany
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    New York Central Railroad Station, Albany, N. Y.
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Capitol Approach and Bell Telephone Bldg., Albany, N. Y.
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Home Savings Bank, Albany, N. Y.
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    City Hall, 1905
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    All Saints P. C. Cathedral, 1906
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Ravine Beaver Park, 1906
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Hawk Street Viaduct
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Albany Trust Building, 1909
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Catholic Union Building
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Dudley Observatory, Lake Avenue
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Park Lake
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Old Schuyler Mansion
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Shopping District
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    St. Agnes School, Elk Street
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    The Wellington Hotel
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    State Street Looking West from Broadway
    Postcard
  • 1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 104°F in Albany, New York

    The Weather Channel

  • Albany, New York, USA
    Moonlight on the Hudson, 1911
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Albany, a city, capital of the state of New York (since 1797) and of Albany co., on the W. bank of the Hudson River, in lat, 42° W3" N., lon. 73° 45' ...Read MORE...


  • Albany, New York, USA
    State Education Building
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Keeler's State Street Restaurant
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    The Plaza
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Looking Up State Street from the Plaza
    Postcard
  • Albany, New York, USA
    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Albany, New York, USA


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"The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs... Read MORE...

Advertisement



Albany, New York, USA
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Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

Albany, New York, USA
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Cocaine Toothache Drops
Llyod Manufacturing Co., 219 Hudson Ave. Albany, N.Y., 1885
Advertisement

Albany, New York, USA
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Novelty Knitting Co., Albany, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Advertisement

Albany, New York, USA
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"The Leading Tourist's Line"
Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

J. W Burdick, General Pass. Agt.
Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Advertisement

Albany, New York, USA
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State Street Looking West, Albany, N. Y.
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Long Drawbridge, Hudson River at Albany
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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New York Central Railroad Station, Albany, N. Y.
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Capitol Approach and Bell Telephone Bldg., Albany, N. Y.
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Home Savings Bank, Albany, N. Y.
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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State Street from Broadway
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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City Hall, 1905
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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All Saints P. C. Cathedral, 1906
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Ravine Beaver Park, 1906
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Hawk Street Viaduct
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Albany Trust Building, 1909
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Catholic Union Building
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Dudley Observatory, Lake Avenue
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Park Lake
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Old Schuyler Mansion
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Shopping District
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
St. Agnes School, Elk Street
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
The Wellington Hotel
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
State Street Looking West from Broadway
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Moonlight on the Hudson, 1911
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
State Education Building
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
Pinterest
Keeler's State Street Restaurant
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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The Plaza
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Looking Up State Street from the Plaza
Postcard

Albany, New York, USA
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Postcard
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  • 1614 - Fort Nassau is built near present-day Albany

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ new-york.html
  • 1615 - Albany settled by Dutch colonists - It is called Fort Orange
  • 1664 - September 24 - Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English

    historyorb.com
  • Albany & Saratoga Springs, NY - Travel Thru History


    Albany & Saratoga Springs, NY - Travel Thru History (www.youtube.com)
  • 1686 - July 22 - City of Albany, NY chartered

    historyorb.com
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1792 - Bank of Albany Established
    In 1792, Bank of Albany was established with capital of $260,000.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
    Author Sir David Brewster
    Publisher J. & ... Read MORE...

  • 1797-01-01 - Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY

    historyorb.com
  • 1807 - The Clermont made its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany making the vessel the first successful steamboat.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-york.html
  • News  1831 - August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)

    historyorb.com
    August 9, 1831
  • News  1848 - SAD ACCIDENT
    As the passengers by the noon train were about landing from the Boston on the bridge at the foot of Maiden lane, it gave way, by which several... Read MORE...

  • News  1848 - APPALLING CONFLAGRATION! 500 BUILDINGS BURNED!! $3,000,000 Property Lost!!
    Fire, though a good servant, is indeed a fearful master! And fearfully did this mad element rage yesterday! Our city is desolate! The ruin is... Read MORE...

  • News  1852 - Fire at Albany
    ALBANY, Tuesday, May 4. The Dye House, Bathing House and Infirmary of Dr. DEAN, on Norton-street, was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss $4,000.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Albany
    Albany, the capital of New York, and the second city in importance in that state, is situated on the W. bank of the Hudson river, 146 miles N. from... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - Albany
    ALBANY CITY- was incorporated by patent July 22, 1686, having previously enjoyed divers rights and privileges, under the names of "Beverwick,"... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Soldiers' Home
    The Soldiers' Home in Albany, N.Y., has been closed for lack of appropriation by the Legislature for support, and its two hundred inmates will be... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - ANOTHER ROTTEN BOILER.
    Albany, September 28. - Early this morning the boiler in the steamer J.S. Robinson, which lay at the foot of Waterloo Street, exploded with frightful ... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - CRASHING INTO A LAND SLIDE. A TRAIN ON THE WEST SHORE WRECKED AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    The Atlantic express of the West Shore Road is due at Jersey City at 7 o’clock in the morning. It lost a few minutes south of Albany yesterday... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - March 12 - A blizzard paralyzed southeastern New York State and western New England. Albany NY reported 46.7 inches of snow.

    The Weather Channel
    March 12, 1888
  • 1895 - Albany
    Albany, a city, capital (since 1797) of the state of New York, and of Albany co., on the W. bank of Hudson River, lat. 42° 39' 3" N., lon. 73° 32'... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - KILLED BY THE CARS.
    Albany, N.Y., Jan. 11. - SUSAN ROSNA, aged eight years, was struck by the Montreal express train on the Delaware & Hudson railroad entering this city ... Read MORE...

  • 1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 104°F in Albany, New York

    The Weather Channel
  • 1916
    Albany, a city, capital of the state of New York (since 1797) and of Albany co., on the W. bank of the Hudson River, in lat, 42° W3" N., lon. 73° 45' ... Read MORE...

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