Old Stone Fort Days 2000

The following pictures were taken by members of the 2nd Albany during the Old Stone Fort Days 2000 event on September 30 - October 1. To enlarge a picture, please click on it. It may take a minute to load - so please wait.

Old Stone Fort
Old Stone Fort
Visiting Sutlers Row
Visiting Sutlers Row
Guarding the Valley #1
Guarding the Valley #1
Guarding the Valley #2
Guarding the Valley #2
Guarding the Valley #3
Guarding the Valley #3
Standoff against the British
Standoff against the British
Militia Giving Fire
Militia Giving Fire
Artillerist tending the vent of his cannon
Artillerist tending the vent of his cannon

During Old Stone Fort Days, Ben Carlos of the 1st Ulster County Militia presented an Indentured Servant Auction. Indentured Servants were people, both children and adults, who worked under contract to another person to pay off a debt. While they were not slaves, they were legally bound to work for the person who owned their indenture. The person they were indentured to had certain legal obligations as well. The servants could not be mistreated and were frequently taught a skill. If they were illiterate, they were usually taught how to read and write.

Widow Lansing and her children
Widow Lansing and her children
Calling the auction to order
Calling the auction to order
Anxious bidders await the sale
Anxious bidders await the sale
Waiting on their fate
Waiting on their fate
Widow Lansing being auctioned off
Widow Lansing being auctioned off
Bidding on Widow Lansing
Bidding on Widow Lansing
Sold to the Tavern Keeper
Sold to the Tavern Keeper
Mother and Daughter consoling each other
Mother and Daughter consoling each other

All Done