Elizabeth Rudolph was in Colonial costume and character for April 1990. Rudolph, a member of the Sons and Daughters for Liberty Militia, used a giant cauldron to cook stew. She was showing fourth-graders from Charlton Heights Elementary School how women in long dresses and short caps made dinner during the 1700s. The kids got their chances to get Colonial later in the day. They churned butter, made candles, tanned leather and wove fabrics. Other people were into more modern diversions 24 years ago this month.
Elizabeth Rudolph of the Sons and Daughters for Liberty Militia prepares stew for Charlton Heights fourth-graders in April 1990.
Marisa Westervelt, an eighth-grader at Cobleskill Middle School, smiles during the Regional Spelling Bee at Proctors in Schenectady on April 2, 1990. When Westervelt spelled “pharmaceutical,” she was tops in the 103-member field.
JoAnn Buchas puts her best foot forward as a marching “vegetable” in the Great American Food Fight Against Cancer in Saratoga Springs on April 24, 1990.
Members of Scotia-Glenville High School’s Class of 1990 shovel to replace a blue spruce tree that was cut down by vandals. From left are Matt Eisenhower, Andrea Apollo and Theresa Arnold.
From left, Kimber Ferrigan, Heather Ford and Joanna Welfley smile for the camera as the Stillwater Players gather for a rehearsal in April 1990.
Earl De La Fleur of Schenectady shows off one of the beer cans in his collection, which was on display April 21 at the Capital District Beer Can and Breweriana Extravaganza at Schenectady’s IUE Hall.
Michael Keaton was not in town during April of 1990, but his famous movie car was. Keaton had played Batman in the 1989 movie of the same name; the sleek, black Batmobile was part of the Albany World on Wheels Custom Car Show at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany.