80 & 82 State Street, Albany

Unidentified photographer
Date: c. 1870
Photographer: Unidentified photographer
Medium: Albumen photographic print on card
Dimensions: 10 7/16 H x 9 3/4 W (photograph); 10 7/8 H x 10 3/16 W (card)
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Library
Digital Data Number: DI 115
Catalogue Number: Ser 15/95
The photograph captures two well-known Albany businesses: the print shop and bindery of Joel Munsell and the seed and agricultural supply store of Volker Petrus Douw. According to the Bi-centennial History of Albany published in 1886, V. P. Dow & Co. bought the seed and agricultural supply store from William Thorburn in 1868 and continued the business until 1875 when Price & Knickerbocker bought the business.