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1907

Herman Melville in Prison: Captive and other audiences

Some prison libraries, it appears, didn’t need the “‘Melville Revival’ of the 1920s” to tell them that Melville was worth reading; likewise for military, school, college and university libraries (and, not represented much here yet: private, public and club libraries)…. Continue Reading →

629 Third Avenue

Another Troy Times art section photo of a Lansingburgh home circa 1907.

124 Fifth Avenue Lansingburgh NY

The Troy Times ran photos of many nice homes in Lansingburgh within a few years of the City of Troy having annexed the Village of Lansingburgh. At the time, Trojans were trying to rename Lansingburgh as “Upper Troy,” which never… Continue Reading →

“An Old Safe Removed” (1907)

An Old Safe Removed. An old safe which for more than a quarter of a century had stoof in the corner of a room in the upper floor of fire headquarters on Fifteenth Street [115th Street] was removed to-day by… Continue Reading →

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