Looking back in history
Movie stars, parade balloons, teenagers, musicians, familiar faces in strange places — they were all part of The Daily Gazette’s history page in 2007. As the year ends, the newspaper’s history department decided some favorite photos deserve encore appearances. So here they are, back in black and white.
Posted on December 31, 2007.
Natalie Wood wore a smile and summer whites during a visit to Schroon Lake in 1957. The 19-year-old star filmed part of “Marjorie Morningstar” at Schroon’s Scaroon Manor resort.
People stood in State Street to inspect a giant balloon pig and other stars of the 1949 Union-Fern Christmas Parade in downtown Schenectady. This photo was taken near the intersection with Broadway.
The Freddie Joos Group was in tune — for both music and plaid fashion — during a photo at Schenectady’s Masonic Temple in 1965. From left are Fred Randall (standing), Al Ives, Helen Lynn Pratt, Chuck Scrafford (all seated), Freddie Joos, Norm Pratt and Julie Pirro.
Ruth Lent Hand stands in front of the 1946 Pontiac she and her husband, Donald, used in their travels. When this photo was taken, the car was parked near the Lent family farm on Old Post Road in Malta.
Ernie Tetrault spent his career dishing out news for Capital Region residents. Early in his career, he dished out macaroni and other products in TV commercials. This photo was taken during the mid-1950s.
The "Goldwater Girls" were a group of high school students who wanted to see Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater in the White House in 1964.
Judy Madden Rapavy was 17 when she won a date with movie star Tab Hunter in February 1957. Judy looks dreamy in this photo taken during her time with the Hollywood star. Rapavy, who lived in Scotia, died in September at age 68.
For energy efficient cars, Sebring-Vanguard and Lilco had a better
idea in 1977. The companies’ electric “Citicar” was powered by eight
six-volt batteries. The oddball auto had a top speed of 38 mph and offered
a 50-mile range. Batteries needed eight hours to recharge; consumers
needed $3,000 to purchase.