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Capital Region in 50 Objects at Institute

The Christmas card season has come and gone but there is still time to see America’s first printed Christmas card. The card is currently on view through April 3 at the Albany Institute of History and Art as part of the Capital Region in 50 Objects exhibition.

The card was printed in Albany around 1850 and is on loan to the Albany Institute from the Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections in England. It is the only know copy of the card to survive and this is the first time the card has been on view in the United States.

Among the 50 objects also is a branch from the Witenagemot Oak Peace Tree, planted in 1676, courtesy of the  Knickerbocker Historical Society; architectural renderings of proposed plan for the Empire State Plaza by Marcel Mutin; and a patent model for making horseshoes from the Burden Iron Works.

For information about hours, admission, visit http://www.albanyinstitute.org/.

Gloria Mazure

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