Photos of old houses in Hudson and Columbia county are printed in the October 2 edition of Life magazine in a story describing the Hudson river from its source to where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. The pictures, which include a house on State street, here, were taken for the magazine by Margaret Bourke-White.
The caption under the picture states that "Whalers came to the river from Nantucket in the 1780's to be safe from British raids. Hudson, where this Nantucket-style house stands, was the country's whaling center in the 1782's [sic]."
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hudson in Life Magazine
Some may think that Hudson's being recognized in the national media for its historic architecture is a relatively new thing, but not so. A Gossips reader sent me a copy of an article from the Hudson Daily Star for October 2, 1939, which informed its readers that a photograph of a house in Hudson was in the current issue of Life Magazine: