Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Old News

It wasn't easy to get a clear picture of this old newspaper propped up in the grimy window of a cluttered used bookstore on lower Broadway. It's the December 5, 1941 edition of the still-active Times Union. The end of World War II was still a few years away, the price of the paper was three cents, and the weather forecast was mild with showers.

It's interesting to note the story to the right of the headline about the Japanese rejection of peace terms. It's a piece about a carillon concert at City Hall. Things like the price of a newspaper have changed, but those bells still fill downtown Albany with music.

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