Local History Photos of the Week August 16, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: School Class

Our first photo of this week shows what appears to be the entire class of a one room school.

Our records don’t indicate which school it is, nor what year the photo was taken – so if you recognize any of the kids or the school, let us know!

Local History Photo 2: Penn Yan Steamer Postcard (date unknown)

Our second photo for this week is of an old post card that shows the Penn Yan Steamer approaching the dock in Penn Yan.

Year Book Snapshots:

Here by request are the senior class photos for the West High School Class of ’73!

1973 Corning West High School Skjold:

Yearbook Covers (For parts 1 & 2 of 3)

Senior Photos:

The photos are as they appear in the yearbook – from Z to A!

Class of ’73

Seniors: Young – White

Seniors: White – Ward

Seniors: Walker – Thompkins

Seniors: Toby – Steer

Seniors: Sowden – Scalia

Seniors: Saunders – Reibling

Seniors: Reese – Piacenti

Seniors: Phelps – Moshier

Seniors: Morse – McKerrow

Seniors: McKay – Mason

Seniors: Marshall – Lanager

Seniors: Kruger – Jones

Seniors: Jones – Holland

Seniors: Hoke – Hamilton

Seniors: Haines – Gehl

Seniors: Gates – Eggelston

Seniors: Edsall – Davis

Seniors: Davis – Cline

Seniors: Clarkson – Campbell

Seniors: Campbell – Brocius

Seniors: Brant – Blackwell

Seniors: Blackwell – Appel

Seniors: Angel – Able

Miscellaneous Photos:

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

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Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

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Local History Photos of the Week August 9, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photos 1 & 2: Two Local Schools

Year Book Snapshots:

1930 Corning Free Academy  Stator

1930 Stator Cover & Title Page:

Miscellaneous Photos:

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week August 2, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Photo 1: Bronson Street, Painted Post

“Bronson Street looking northerly from High Street to Brewster Street, Painted Post.”

The photo is dated March 26, 1921

Photo 2: Hamilton Street, Painted Post

“Hamilton Street looking southerly from Painted post Creek to Water Street, Painted Post.”

This photo is also dated March 26, 1921.

Year Book Snapshots:

West High Skold 1969 Yearbook Cover

Yearbook Staff:

Seniors: 

Seniors: Group Shots

Seniors:  Alger – Bakeman

Seniors: Bedient – Bonomo

Seniors: Boyle – Butler

Seniors: Wilde – Yaple

Seniors: Callahan – Chapman

Seniors: Christiansen – Crozier

Seniors: Daniels – DeWert

Seniors: Divens – Eberlin

Seniors: Edger – Fish

Seniors: Fuller – Gronski

Seniors: Grover – Havert

Seniors: Henyan – Kane

Seniors: Kapral – King

Seniors: King – Lewis

Seniors: Little – Maus

Seniors: May – Moran

Seniors: Morgan – Parrish

Seniors: Passmore – Reed

Seniors: Reilly – Rose

Seniors: Russell – Shaw

Seniors: Shelley – Smith

Seniors:  Smyers – Sullivan

Seniors: Sutton – Tongue

Seniors: Wilde – Yaple 

The Crucible 

Senior Collage: 

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week July 26, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Photo 1: Corning Parade 

Our first photo for this week shows a parade in the City of Corning at some time in the past.

What a cool photo! In addition, to showing one of the city streets before it was paved, this photo also shows the wooden sidewalks that pre-dated the concrete and brick sidewalks that were installed later.

And of course, the parade itself is interesting to take a gander at! One wonders what the celebration was about as our records don’t feature that information.

Photo 2: Clocktower Postcard

Our second for this week shows what is today Centerway Square in Corning. Today the bridge in the background is a walking bridge and the area near the clock tower is for pedestrian traffic only. This photo looks like it was taken in the 1930s although it is undated.

Year Book Snapshots:

Just a note about the photos of yearbook pages for this week! I had decided to go back to taking photos of the individual pages of the yearbooks as it is fairly easy to crop the photos and then upload them to WordPress. Unfortunately, Windows did an update and moved some of the cropping tools incorporated with Windows 10. And in my determination to find all the new settings – I’ve run out of week – thus the shaggy photos. I promise I will figure out the new bells and whistles before next week!

West High Skold 1976 Yearbook Cover

Seniors: Abraham – Armstrong

Seniors: Ayers – Bibalo

Seniors: Black – Callahan

Seniors:  Campbell – Clark

Seniors: Clark – Craft

Seniors: Crane – Dibble

Seniors: Dickerson – Ellison

Seniors: English – Fuller

Seniors: Fuller – Hartman

Seniors: Hartman – Johns

Seniors: Johnson – Klopp

Seniors: Klopp – Lynch

Seniors: MacDowell – McConnell

Seniors: McConnell – Naylor

Seniors: Nelson – Pierce

Seniors: Pieri – Pierce

Seniors: Pieri – Ribble

Seniors: Ribble – Schirmer

Seniors: Schoonover – Smith

Seniors: Smyers – Starkey

Seniors: Stone – Tillinghast

Seniors: Vander Noorda – Webster

Seniors: Vander Noorda – Walck

Seniors: Wiesenfeld – Yaple

Seniors:  Youngs – Z (plus extra students)

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week July 19, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Photo 1: In Front of the Drake House

Our first photo was taken in the front yard of the Drake House on First Street, and may show members of the Drake Family. The exact year the photo was taken is unknown. However, we can tell the photo was taken from the yard of the Drake House, now a part of the 171 Cedar Street arts center, because you can clearly see Christ Episcopal Church in the background. Both the Drake House, in its modern configuration and Christ Episcopal Church can still be seen at the corner of First and Cedar Streets in Corning.

Photo 2: Possibly In Front Of Drake House Too!

Our second photo for this week, like the first, appears to have been taken from the front yard of the Drake House; obviously in the days before automobiles became ubiquitous.

Isn’t the horse and carriage cool?!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show photos taken from the 1963 Corning Free Academy Stator.

And as you may know, 1963 was the last year that Corning Free Academy was used as a high school. So the 1963 Stator features some neat photos chronicling the history of Corning Free Academy as well as photos of the last graduating class of C.F.A.

And, as I mentioned last week, in the last few weeks I’ve been scanning the pages of the yearbook with the small scanner we have at the library, with mixed results. The photos are clearer and larger then when I take photos of the pages with my phone, but, as many of the yearbooks in the library’s collection are oversized – and I don’t want to break the bindings of the yearbooks, trying to get a good, straight, scan – is difficult.

I may go back to taking photos of the yearbook pages in the near future – but for this week — we have some really cool, albeit slightly crookedly placed photos – enjoy!

 

 

1963 Stator Yearbook Cover & Vintage Photo of C.F.A.

C.F.A. – Historical Photos

Seniors: Abreu – Bruner (in two photos, left & right)

Seniors: Carroll – Dates

Seniors: Decker – Gottko

Seniors: Grady – Keenan

Seniors: Kelm – McKinney

Seniors: McQuillen – Neal

Seniors: Nelson – Pipe

Seniors: Poland – Schroeder

Seniors: Sellard – Younker

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week July 12, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Old Picture of American Flint Glass Worker’s Memorial Monument Located in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning

The first photo for this week shows the American Flint Glass Workers Union monument that was erected in memory of eighteen union workers who were killed in a train wreck in 1891.

The monument, located in St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Corning, features the following inscription:

“This MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE AMERICAN FLINT GLASS WORKERS UNION

TO THE MEMORY OF EIGHTEEN OF ITS MEMBERS WHO WERE KILLED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER WHICH OCCURRED AT RAVENNA, OHIO, JULY 3, 1891

WHILE THERE WERE EN ROUTE FROM FINDLAY, OHIO TO THEIR HOMES IN CORNING, NEW YORK. WITHER THERE WERE JOURNEYING TO MEET LOVING FRIENDS FROM WHOM THEY HAD BEEN SEPARATED BY AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THEIR INDUSTRIAL CONDITION. ERECTED 1892”

And the following list, taken from the San Francisco Call (7/4/1891), features the names of those killed and injured in the crash:

“Following is the list of the killed: DBAS AND MANGLED. John McAvoy, Patrick Ryan, T. Ilauf, F. Burns, J. Kimball, Owen Sardman, Thomas Kelvllle, George Gildea, David Belehian, J. Coyle, J. Xewcoinb, D. Ryan, D. Cassidy, Henry McGill, all glass-workers of Fiudlay, Ohio, and Corning, X. V. ; C. Giifrin, A. Gunthro», W. Kaiu, Brooklyn, X. V., and an unknown nurse-girl and child, all passengers in tl;e Pullman sleeping-car. THE INJURED rASSK.NOEUS. Injured: Joseph Morgan of Corning, X. V., Thomas ilaiiley of Corning, X. V., George Smith of Corning, James Dwieken of Corning, Dennis Ryan of Corning, James Smith, 11. C. de Gruff, John Cadween, James McGill, John Keating, A. P. Jones and Jonah Clark, L. D. Dating, J. Codt, H. Mosier, 11. Young, C. Reilly. W. C. Jones, A. Humphrey, 11. Humphrey, John O’ilare. K. McMain, Edward Perry, P. Maltby. All these were seriously hurt and some may die.”

Photo 2: Old Denison Park Bridge

Our second photo for the week shows a trio of kids on the old wooden bridge in Denison Park. The bridge connected the small island in the middle of the pond to the shore and has long since been replaced. The photo is really cool though as the bridge has a very rustic look to it!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show photos taken from the 1969 Corning Community College Corona yearbook.

And as far as the class photos for this week goes; the third time is the charm! The 1969 Corona yearbook at the library has a tight binding so I tried very hard to get a good scan of the senior photos. However, as I didn’t want to break the binding, since we obviously can’t go out and buy a new 1969 yearbook for the library, some of the photos are slightly cut off. Even so the photos still show the bright-eyed class of 1969 ready to roll!

1969 Corning Community College Corona Yearbook Cover

The Graduates Section:

Graduates: Adams – Brown

Graduates: Brown – Doherty

Graduates: Dombrowski – Gannon

Graduates: Gumosky – Hinkle

Graduates: Hunter – Love

Graduates: Lovell – Nareau

Graduates: Neally – Phillips

Graduates: Rasimas – Roy

Graduates: Whitman – Wood

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References 

Corning, New York: The Crystal City: Ravenna Wreck Memorial, Corning Museum of Glass, https://libguides.cmog.org/corning/ravennamemorial
https://libguides.cmog.org/corning/ravennamemorial

PORTAGE PATHWAYS: 1891 rail disaster left unexpected legacy by Roger J. Di Paoio, Record-Courier, January 1, 2017, https://www.record-courier.com/opinion/20170101/portage-pathways-1891-rail-disaster-left-unexpected-legacy

Twenty-One Killed, San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 34, 4 July 1891
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18910704.2.10&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1

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To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

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And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week July 5, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Taking A Stroll 

Our first photo for this week shows a young girl walking down one of Corning’s old plank-board side-walks. She seems to be ready to play the old hoop rolling game.

What a neat photo!

The photo was probably taken during the Victorian era and one hopes that the little girl could run and play the hoop rolling game dressed in a long dress and hat!

Photo 2: Market Street Circa 1955 – 1960

Our second photo for this week shows Market Street in days gone by. In looking at the cars we can guess the photo was probably taken in the late fifties or early sixties.

This too is a really cool photo!

I seem to recall the Singer and Bern Furniture stores that used to be on Market Street, but I haven’t a clue what type of a store Alpert’s was nor do I recall a combination drug store and restaurant on Market Street – how about you?

If you have any stories of Corning in the days of old, please feel free to share them, we’d love to hear them!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show one of the earliest yearbooks in our collection, the Corning Free Academy Stator from September 1903.

This is one cool year book, however, there is not a single photo in it! But the poetry is great fun!

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!