Exploring Albany's inglorious past and dubious future

Hand-tinted engravings of winter in Albany

The Ridgefield Park Toboggan Run opened January 18, 1886. From an illustrated news publication that same year. Image from Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

Scanned from the Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

"Grand coasting carnival at Albany, January 20th - A monster 'Bob' rushing down the slide on Madison Avenue." Dated January 30, 1886, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.  Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

“Grand coasting carnival at Albany, January 20th – A monster ‘Bob’ rushing down the slide on Madison Avenue.” Dated January 30, 1886, from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

 

“Crossing the ice, on the Hudson River, at Albany.” from Illustrated News, February 5, 1853. Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

The Ridgefield Park Toboggan Run opened January 18, 1886. From an illustrated news publication that same year. Image from Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

The Ridgefield Park Toboggan Run opened January 18, 1886. From an illustrated news publication that same year. Image from Pruyn Collection, Albany Public Library.

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