Conservation Department exhibit at 250th Anniversary of Albany, N.Y.

Conservation Department exhibit at 250th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the City of Albany charter. Men pose with a mobile exhibit, presented by Division of Fish and Game, Bureau of Game Refuges. Exhibit included sign entitled "The Beaver - A medium of exchange when Albany was a Trading Post. Nearly extinct in 1900. Brought Back By Wise Conservation." By 1900 the beaver had been hunted nearly to extinction in the Adirondack Mountains. However due to Department policies, the beaver popultation recovered. The beaver was also chosen to be on a commerative half dollar coin.
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New York State Archives, Conservation Dept. Photographic Prints and Negatives, 14297-87 B254 57A69EXB
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