Erie Blvd. between and Parallel to Broadway and the Hudson River

Glen S. Cook, Albany, NY
Date: c. 1920
Photographer: Glen S. Cook, Albany, NY
Medium: Gelatin silver photographic print
Dimensions: 7 3/4 H x 9 3/4 W
Embossed lower right: Glen S. Cook/Albany, N.Y.; rubber stamped on reverse: Glen S. Cook/Commercial Photographer/2 and 4 Norton Street/Albany, N.Y./Phone Main 1967

Inscribed in pencil on reverse upper left: 1851 Erie Canal abandoned c 1914/D & H Tracks parallel canal near/Eastern Tablet [?} river background North St./(now Matthew Bender [?] Co.; inscribed in pencil on reverse upper right: Erie Blvd. between and parallel/to Broadway & the Hudson R./-north end of Albany. Note/former locks & use which had/been made of old canal bed/until the pollution became so/bad as to require action. The/new road resulted./(-comments 3/21/77); inscribed in pencil on reverse lower right: Shillinglaw 11/79

Provenance: Photographs collected by Edward Bates, reporter for the Albany Evening Journal from about 1900 to the 1920s, and later for the Albany Sunday Telegram until 1928, to Robert J. Shillinglaw, Bates' son-in-law, to Albany Institute in 1979.
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Library
Digital Data Number: DI 450
Catalogue Number: PC 1, n155