New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_10462
East front of the New York State Capitol, viewed from City Hall, Albany, New York, 1911.
What time of year was this photograph taken?
What major event happened at the Capitol the same year this photograph was taken?
Why do you think this building was so expensive to construct?
How many years after the Capitol was completed was this photograph taken?
What flags are flying on top of the Capitol in this photograph?
Are the same flags flying over the Capitol today?
Which of the two flags in this photograph would look different today? Why?
How is the building in this photograph different from Thomas Fuller's design for the Capitol?
If you took this same photograph today, what building would you see behind the Capitol? When was that building constructed?
Math: How many windows are on the front of the Capitol? Estimate how many windows are on the entire building.
Science: Explore the reasons why the tower on the Capitol could not be built as planned.
Kennedy, William. The Capitol in Albany. New York: Aperture, 1986. ISBN: 0893812099
Roseberry, Cecil R. Capitol Story. Albany: New York State Office of General Services, 1982.
Thrane, Susan W., and Tom Patterson. State Houses: America's 50 State Capitol Buildings. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 2005. ISBN: 1550464574