upstate art

I decided to save an autumn leaf before the first Winter snow due tonight in the Hudson River Valley..  The edges are slowly dying but the colors are still holding on.. A lot like this November day.

The Genesee Valley Trust Company building is now known as the Times Square Building, and is one of the most distinctive structures in Rochester, New York–largely because of the massive wings mounted on top.

The Times Square Building is an Art Deco skyscraper designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of the firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker located in Rochester, New York. At 260 feet (79 m), it is the eighth tallest building in Rochester, with 14 floors. The former Genesee Valley Trust Building is a streamlined twelve-story building supporting four aluminum wings 42 feet (13 m) high, known as the “Wings of Progress”, each weighing 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg). These structures are among the most distinctive features of the Rochester skyline.[1]  The cornerstone of this bank was laid on October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” of the 1929 stock market crash(wikipedia)

This is another early scan of a postcard from a second-hand store in Oneonta NY.  It was postmarked in 1933.  The message on the other side reads:  “Listen over the Radio very carefully.  You may hear us broadcasting from W.H.A.M. - Edna"  It was sent to the Stoddarts in Delhi NY.