Listening to the ballgame

Crowds gather at Hudson Avenue and Liberty Street to listen to Boston Red Sox -New York Giants baseball game over one of the first public address systems albany ny 1920's

The Albany Muskrat shared this pic today -- it's said to be from the 1920s, of a crowd listening to a World Series game in Albany's Liberty Park over a loudspeaker. (Albany Archives helpfully pointed out it's from the Morris Gerber Collection.)

Liberty Park, Albany's oldest park, still exists today -- though you might miss it. It's now a tiny patch of grass on Hudson Ave in downtown Albany, down the street from Albany's oldest building.

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