(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, long-time David Bowie fan 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
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Albany Rural Cemetery - Beyond The Graves is on Facebook!
How to support the Albany Rural Cemetery
from the dedication page of Harriet Langdon Pruyn Rice's 1924 book, Harmanus Bleecker, an Albany Dutchman, 1779-1849
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
The Potter's Field - list of burials in the Potter's Field at the Albany Rural Cemetery
Official web site for Broadway actor and recording artist Hugh Panaro - hugh-panaro.net
Albany (NY Photo Blog - albanynydailyphoto.blogspot.com
Albany NY History blog - albanynyhistory.blogspot.com
Articles, Personal Essays, History, 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
The Church of The Holy Innocents - a compilation of historic details on the endangered church (NEW)
Why I Hate Hattie The Hitchhiker - an urban legend that haunts Albany Halloweens (NEW)
The Witch of Saratoga - a brief glimpse of a local legend (NEW)
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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