(The graphics above and at the bottom of the page are adapted from an 1828 book of printing specimens produced by the A.W. Kinsley & Co. foundry in Albany)

ABOUT PAULA LEMIRE

Born and raised in Albany, New York.  Presently researching the history of the Albany Rural Cemetey.  A proud Whovian who loves to cook. 





Above:  An autumn walk along Consecration Lake at the historic Albany Rural Cemetery.  Photo by Paula Lemire, 2014

Interested in prints of any of the photos featured on my blogs?  Feel free to inquire by e-mail.



THE ALBANY HISTORY PAGE

ALBANY RURAL CEMETERY - BEYOND THE GRAVES


CURRENT PROJECTS

Albany Rural Cemetery:

Albany Rural Cemetery - An Exploration of History - albanyruralcemetery.blogspot.com

The Church Grounds - blog documenting the Church Grounds lot, the State Street Burying Grounds, and other old Albany graveyards which preceded the Rural - albanychurchgrounds.wordpress.com

Jeremiah Field and The Headstone That Was Not Lost

The Potter's Field - list of burials in the Potter's Field at the Albany Rural Cemetery

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Web Sites: 

Official web site for Broadway actor and recording artist Hugh Panaro  - hugh-panaro.net

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Other blogs:

Albany (NY Photo Blog - albanynydailyphoto.blogspot.com

Albany NY History blog - albanynyhistory.blogspot.com

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Articles, Personal Essays, and Photos:

Visiting Vale - a photo tour of Schenectady's historic Vale Cemetery

The Old Store  - antique photos of a Sicilian immigrant's Albany store

 Madonna della Catena - vintage photo of a statue in the former St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Albany

 The Helderberg Hermit - Bouck White and the Helderberg Castle 

The Garden Gravestone - The mystery of a backyard headstone 

The Old Lady of St. Mary's Park - 1932 newspaper article about the widow of a cemetery caretaker

Haunted Albany - a compilation of local ghost stories 

The Lady In My Attic - a lovely old picture in fragments

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Books: 

 A Something of Nobleness - The Story of Bouck White and the Helderberg Castle  (in progress)


Publication credits (as PaulaAnne SharkeyLemire) include Chronogram, Hudson Valley Magazine, Kaatskill Life, Adirondac, The New Jersey Review of Literature, The Lonsdale, Canticle, Mandrake, Voices of Selene, Native Peoples Magazine, The Higginsville Reader, and New Hope Books.


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The Church Grounds Project is expanding and is now the Albany Cemetery Project with the goal of creating an in-depth on-line digital history of the Albany Rural Cemetery.  Click here for details or to support this research project.



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