1967 Altamont Fair
Farmers and kids in 4-H programs in Schenectady, Albany and Greene counties brought horses, cows, sheep, hens, roosters, ducks, rabbits and other critters to the 1967 Altamont Fair. A “world of yesteryear” was also featured. Grandma’s kitchen from the past, Thomas Edison phonographs and early radios were on display. “Christmas in August” was the theme of the flower show.
“On the ‘don’t miss it’ list this year at the fair is No. 3028, one of the last steam locomotives built in Schenectady’s old Alco plant,” wrote Jane Rowe. Posted on August 15, 2011.
A couple of cowboys and a cowgirl hang loose at the 1967 Altamont Fair with a wide-eyed pal.
A young woman smiles from a window inside steam locomotive 3028 at the 1967 Altamont Fair. The big machine was one of the last steam engines built by Schenectady’s American Locomotive Co.
A young man cares for his livestock at the 1967 fair.
Sandy Stanton of Greenville smiles at the fair. Her brother Timmy seems more concerned with his diminishing stock of cotton candy.
Diane Tanner and Pamela Lotrage talk about their big friend Cranston with Schenectady Gazette reporter Jane Rowe during the 1967 Altamont Fair. The horse was owned by Ellen Passenger of Altamont.
A woman checks female fashion statements at the 1967 Altamont Fair. A miniskirt, 1920s “flapper” outfit, “Gibson Girl” dress from the late 1800s and Victorian clothing were part of the display.
Dan Frederick, right, the Schenectady florist who was director of the 1967 Altamont Fair, talks about the big show with N. Vincent Gutsch, a former Schenectady resident who was then special assistant to the commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Faces in the crowd at the 1967 Altamont Fair. The annual summer extravaganza has been held at its present location since 1893.
Two gents show off a dairy star at the 1967 Altamont Fair.