Vintage postcards show park gone for nearly a century

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Like some sort of lost Atlantis, the turn-of-the-century theme park vanished without a trace along the Hudson River near the border between Menands and North Albany. Even among local historians, it's an obscure and faded footnote, although the discovery of vintage postcard images is raising its profile. A local historian uncovered postcards from the early 1900s depicting Al-Tro Park (located midway between Albany and Troy), a later incarnation of Pleasure Island.

Read more from The Times Union.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:04 AM
Jeff's avatar Wow... check out those photos. Today at parks I love to people watch, but what fun could it have been then? Everyone wears almost the same thing, it's formal, and you sure don't see any skin. What a horrible time to live!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 8:30 AM
Yeah, it's amazing to look at old pictures of amusement parks. I don't how they could stand it in those heavy suits. I get hot enough in the summer with shorts and a t-shirt. One would think they would take their coats off at least!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:26 AM
janfrederick's avatar I looooove vintage pictures...especially of old parks. The parks look so neat.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 1:27 PM
Wish they still made parks like that today.

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