Monthly Archives: September 2019

Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie Slated for November Release

Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie Slated for November Release

Comic Character Collectibles by J. C. Vaughn Shout! Studios has secured the rights to Feast of the Seven Fishes, the comedy-drama written and directed by Robert Tinnell, based on his Eisner-nominated graphic novel and Italian holiday cookbook, profiled during its filming in my March 2018 column. The movie is set days before Christmas in 1983 […]

Great Collections: September 2019

Great Collections: September 2019

The Fabric of Their Lives: The Albany Institute of History and Art The Albany Institute of History and Art is home to collections that span our country’s formation, including fine art, decorative art, and historic objects gathered from its founding in 1791. Each item has been carefully selected to support the Museum’s overall vision: collecting […]

Reliving Life Along the Hudson River

Reliving Life Along the Hudson River

by Maxine Carter-Lome The Hudson Valley is one of the most recognizable landscapes in the country. Named after the river that Henry Hudson explored, the region is home to several iconic sites which have played an important role in our nation’s history. Here are a few not-to-be-missed places to visit on your next trip along […]

The Hudson Highway

The Hudson Highway

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy The river that flows two ways, the river of tides, the Great River of the Mountains – The Hudson has inspired countless artists and dreamers but is more than just a muse. From the early 17th century to the present day, the Hudson River served as a passageway into […]

Hudson River Revolutionary War Artifacts

Hudson River Revolutionary War Artifacts

by Melody Amsel-Arieli To drum-beat and heart-beat, A soldier marches by: There is color in his cheek, There is courage in his eye, Yet to drum-beat and heart-beat In a moment he must die. – from Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch (1827-1907) The Hudson River, which spans from northeastern New York State to the […]

Office Antiques Head Auction Team Breker's 152nd Specialty Auction, Oct. 12

Office Antiques Head Auction Team Breker's 152nd Specialty Auction, Oct. 12

The Legendary Collection of Thomas A. Russo will be going up to auction through Auction Team Breker of Koeln, Germany on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This extraordinarily important collection of rare collector’s items and exhibition pieces features office equipment dating to the 1840s. Tom Russo’s passion for antique technology is grounded in his longstanding career […]

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Furniture from the Valley by Jessica Kosinski The Hudson Valley is also commonly called the Hudson River Valley because it surrounds the Hudson River. It is an area with a very rich history and historical significance. The history of European exploration in the Hudson River Valley dates back to an expedition by John Cabot in […]

Art Colonies Along the Hudson

Art Colonies Along the Hudson

The Birth of American Art by Judy Gonyeau, Managing Editor With the onset of the industrial revolution in the United States, the ecosystem of the rugged landscape across the country appeared to be lost in the face of progress. The expansion of manufacturing was affecting what was once a pristine, breathtaking view of the American […]

What’s Selling on eBay: September 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: September 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,450 (20 bids, 5 bidders): Automaton Turkish Tea Drinker Leopold Lambert Smoker. This is an extremely rare and exquisite piece! Never have I seen another hit the market. Antique French Leopold Lambert Tea Drinker Automaton. Never do you see these come to market. The unfortunate part is this automaton […]

America’s Eden

America’s Eden

A Historic Look at the Hudson River Valley by Erica P. Lome In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville penned a letter to his father describing the Hudson River Valley: You will never guess, my dear father, where on earth I have ensconced myself to write this letter. I sit at the top of a rather steep […]