Delaware Avenue: Recalling the Early Days” is a slideshow originally produced in the 1980s by Louise Krasniewicz for Albany Public Library and digitized in 2014 for APL’s digital collection on New York Heritage (nyheritage.org). Oral histories from former residents of the Delaware Avenue neighborhood are paired with images that span the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. The development of the area from a relatively rural section of the city to a more connected, urban neighborhood is discussed. The narrators reminisce about it was like to live there as children, and they also discuss the expansion of the trolley car system, various churches, and their perceptions of the people who lived there.
Dan and I were working on this little lick for a new song we wrote in the past month or so. Sounds badass with us both playing through Rectoverbs now! Thank you to Ryan for being the cameraman on this. (Taken with Note2)