The Daily Gazette’s time machine is humming and throwing sparks for 2013 today. And a New Year’s custom continues — staffers from the newspaper’s history department offer encores of favorite photos published in this year’s collection of Capital Region Scrapbook. People in odd hats and old-fashioned bathing suits have made the team. We’ve also dusted off photos of people looking for bargains in West Glenville and winning horses at Saratoga Race Course. Teenagers from the Class of 1963 — from Linton, Mont Pleasant and Niskayuna high schools — have received curtain calls. So have people photographed having fun during summer and winter.
Faces in the crowd — some pensive, some passive — watch a race at Saratoga Race Course on opening day, Aug. 2, 1965. Cap Scrap loves photos that Americana artist Norman Rockwell would have liked.
“Shake it up, baby,” as the Beatles used to say. Sue Fergerson Peffer, left, and Susan Reid Slaughter, in sweaters and pleats, twist and smile during senior moments at Linton High School. This cool photo was taken during the 1962-63 school year.
The Schenectady Melo-Dears are favorites at the Capital Region Scrapbook history desk. Members of the group pose in old-fashioned bathing suits and practice for their June 1968 presentation of “You Can Do a Lot of Things at the Seaside That You Can’t Do in Town.” From left are Jean Bambury, Ruth Tulloch, Joan Taylor, Metta Hooker, Sherry Bates, Mildred Polsik and Joyce Duignan.
Cap Scrap loves “strange,” and strange tops were the subject at the Schenectady Light Opera Company’s funny hat party in March 1970. From left are Diane Buckley, Jerry Shelton, Paige Gauvreau, Art Gauvreau, Carolyn Hauke, Ruth Shelton and Joe McDonough.
Young majorettes from the Rotterdam Sweethearts march on Crane Street during a Memorial Day parade on May 23, 1988.
A murderers row of hot dog fans enjoy baseball’s favorite food at Yankee Stadium on June 15, 1969. The guys were all paperboys for the Schenectady Gazette, on an afternoon field trip.
Catherine Butler, her 5-year-old daughter Victoria and family dog Gizmo enjoy the snow at Washington Park in Albany on Jan. 11, 1993.
Sarah Coffin Fitzgerald celebrates senior life in the swim, with David Thelen, bottom, helping with the boost. Both teens were members of Linton High School's Class of 1963. The boy in the middle is unidentified.
Niskayuna seniors practice for the school talent show during the 1962-63 school year. From left are Chuck Jackson, Steve Dirks, Chas Costantino, Chuck Heiden, Joe Skelton, Bob Arnold, Mike Page, Greg Fritz, Mike Naumoff and Ron Kaye.
Chauntelle Hundley, 8, kisses her brother Jamelle Brandon after Jamelle graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1991.
Bargain hunters — young and old — consider the goods at Henry Van Derzee’s estate sale in West Glenville during the summer of 1961. Cap Scrap photo fans love the expressions and fashions in this candid shot.
Humbug on smart phones — teens had telephones during the early 1960s. Performing in the Mont Pleasant Senior Talent Show in 1963 are, from left on the ladders, John DiCristofaro, Robert DePaula, Howard Feldman, Julius Rispoli, Joe Massaroni and Frank Pidgeon. Talking at ground level are, from left, Annetta Cook, Marlene Mauriello, Linda Iovino, Judy Cipriano (kneeling), Nikki Ragucci Pidgeon, Marilyn Tucceri (kneeling), Jean Corcoran Lenihan, Patty Pepicelli Compositor, Teresa Sipone, Lucretia Machovic and Shirley Mazzone.