Back in 1911, auto shows were a very big deal, and Albany had a big one in the Washington Avenue Armory. It ran for a week and had 47 exhibitors, showing 137 cars of 56 different makes. What was being shown?
G.W. Wait is showing seven cars from the Elmore plant.
The Trojan Garage shows six Stoddard-Daytons.
The Taylor Automobile Co. shows four Locomobiles.
J.A.P. Ketchum shows four Packard pleasure cars and one three-ton truck.
The Central Automobile Co. shows five Fords, a Paterson 30 and three Knox cars - one of the most complete exhibits in the show.
The United Motors Albany Co. shows five Maxwells, one Columbia and two Sampson trucks.
The Franklin Albany branch shows five Franklins.
W.L. Schupp & Son show Oaklands, Marions and Oldsmobiles.
The Albany Garage Co. shows two Peerless, one Simplex, one Palmer and Singer and a Peerless truck.
The Wright-Rye Motor Co. shows 5 overlands [sic], two Whites, one Autocar truck and three types of Brush cars.
C.S. Ransom shows Hudsons, Stevens-Duryeas and Loziers.
G.H. Snyder is exhibiting two Velies, two Stearns and a seven-ton Commer truck.
The Eureka Motor Car Co. is showing one Only car.
Rayno Bros. & Reed show three Jacksons, a Marmon and a Coleman truck.
The Circle garage shows three Inter-State cars and chassis.
The Albany Rubber Tire Co. show the Selden line.
John Schmidt, a Nyberg 32.
V.A. Peters, a Paige-Detroit roadster.
Eastern Motor Sales Co., of Philadelphia, one Alpena flyer.
The Reo Sales Agency, two Reos and one Winton.
The Troy Automobile Exchange exhibits two Pierce Arrows and two Chalmers.
The Wilbur Auto Sales Co. shows one chassis and one fore-door [sic] Corbin touring car, one Regal and one Cole.
The Park Garage, three Hupmobiles, National and a MItchell.
James Good Co., a Hart-Kraft truck.
The Albany Automobile Exchange, two Fiats from the American factory at Poughkeepsie, a Chadwick and a Pullman.
The Albany Motor Car Co., four Cadillacs, also a Thomas.
T.L. Davies & Co., a Gramm truck; Carhartt Sales Co., two Carhartts, and Fred V. Clute, three Pope-Hartfords.
In the accessory displays are to be found K.E. Bender, showing rectifying sets; The Mohawk Welding Co.; G. Feldman, Reading-Standard, Merkel and Minneapolis Motorcycles; The Century Repair Kit Co.,; Kupkee's Automobile School Exhibit; Cantine & Rice, Insurance; M. Havens, Ward-Leonard charging system; Rose & Kiernan, insurance; James Goold Co., Mea Magnetos; Central Vulcanizing Works; Albany Hardware & Iron Co., accessories; Kirby Auto Supply, accessories; Steefel Bros., motoring apparel; John Kingsbury, wind shields and tops; Union Lubricating Co., oils; The Cox Brass Co., wind shields.