I had the pleasure of visiting Grant’s Tomb on President’s Day, 2019, one of a few days each year where they bring in a Ulysses S. Grant impersonator. Or maybe I should say the Ulysses S. Grant impersonator – how many can there be? Also notable is that the small trees shown here are now so tall that I don’t recall being able to see the GW Bridge, or even the river, for that matter.
The typewriter font is unusual on these postcards. I imagine this one was published by a smaller publisher, but I’ll never know because I mailed it away to a Buffalo Bills fan during the season.
This was called the Great Western Gateway because it’s the most level route to the interior of the U.S. anywhere between Maine and Georgia. The “Great” part of the name fell out of use somewhere along the way.
Albany State’s team nickname used to be the Pedagogues. In the 1970s it was changed to the Great Danes, and now the college is known as the University at Albany.
This statue of Moses remains a prominent feature in Albany’s Washington Park. I found an 1893 New York Times review that gushed over its authentic use of a middle-aged Hebrew man as a model.
Today’s postcard reminds me that I’ve reached a point in my life where it is time to get a proper men’s hat. Baseball caps are fine, but I’m ready for something more stately.
Here is what the Ellison Park web page has to say about its disc golf course: “If you’ve never played before, there’s never been a better time to get out and learn.” I respectfully disagree – I think that a January evening during a pandemic is one of the worst possible times to learn.
On Inauguration Day, the New York State Capitol drew precisely one protestor, waving a Trump flag from near the base of these stairs. There were actually a few others, but they ended up at Capital Building Supply up on Central Avenue.