By Thornton Sully Otylie Bártošova has no reason to believe that her eccentric, drunken father’s legacy, an aging score to a sonata that he bestows to her before staggering off to be killed in World War I, is of the profound origins that he claimed. Nevertheless, she dutifully defends it when in 1939 the jackboots…

By Karen Long Capturing and Preserving Moments of a Lifetime Sure, it was ridiculous to even try, but I was an outlier. I heard the dare as a personal invitation to be the exception. As a college student in Buffalo, NY, I took up photography as a hobby. But I had a lucky accident, sold an…

By Duncan Crary, Ferris Coin Keeping His Legacy Alive On June 5, 1917, Albany resident Henry Johnson enlisted in the first African American unit in the U. S. Army to engage in combat in World War I. On May 15, 1918, in the early morning hours, then-Private Johnson heroically fought off a German raid in…

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