Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A Hundred Years Ago in Hudson

Perusing the Columbia Republican for this week a hundred years ago, I found this account of the Charity Ball to benefit the Hudson City Hospital, which took place during the holiday season in 1921. 

The article was not accompanied by a picture (pictures were rare in newspapers of the time), but the image below provides a hint about the fashion of the day and how the "beautifully gowned ladies with their escorts" might have looked.

Dr. Henry Galster, who was the mayor of Hudson at the time and who, with his wife, led the promenade, has been the subject of a few Gossips posts--for example, when he was commissioned as a captain in June 1917, when it was rumored that he had died in France, when he returned from the war in February 1919, and when his service in World War I was celebrated in the Columbia Republican in March 1919. Galster lived and practiced medicine at 454 Warren Street, the house that is now the location of Nolita.

Photo: Walker Evans

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