Local History Photos Of The Week August 10, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Corning Buildings circa 1935 

Our first photo for the week shows some of Corning’s factory buildings, and the Little Joe Tower, during the Flood of 1935.

Photo 2: Corning Factory Building 

Our second photo for this week shows a birds-eye view of one of Corning’s factory buildings at some time in the past, If you recognize which factory building this is and where it was – let us know.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

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Local History Photos Of The Week August 3, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Riverside Honor Roll

Our first photo of the week shows an old Riverside Honor Roll. The honor roll looks like it may have been outside somewhere.

If you know where the honor roll once stood and/or which war the soldiers fought in – let us know!

Photo 2: Woman And Child On Wooden Sidewalk

Our second photo of the week shows a woman and young girl standing on one of the old wooden sidewalks that used to abound locally. And we can also see a church in the background and what appears to be a factory over the river – so I believe this photo was taken in the City of Corning.

If you recognize where the photo was taken let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week July 27, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Switchboard Operator

Our first photo for this week features a switchboard operator who is very focused on her job. I can’t quite make out the date on the calendar hanging on the wall – it might say 1938.

When and where the photo was taken locally is a mystery as is the name of the switchboard operator. If you recognize the lady in the photo and/or where the photo was taken – let us know!

Photo 2: Bonady’s Produce Market In The Aftermath Of The Flood

Our second photo for this week is of the old Bonady’s Produce Market in the aftermath of the flood. The building does look much worse for ware but the did rebuild.

Bonus Photo: Tastee Freeze After The Flood

This is another photo taken in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. And I selected the photo of the old tastee-freez because summer time is ice cream time! And I do recall getting ice cream at the tastee-freez before they demolished the building.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 20, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Old Time Baseball Team

Our first photo for this week shows a baseball team in what appears to be the early twentieth century.

I think the team might be sitting on the steps of Corning Free Academy – so they might be a C.F.A. baseball team from ages past.

If you recognize anyone in the photo let us know!

Photo 2: Residents At Stop Sign & One Way Street Photo During The Flood (1972)

This photo is, apparently, one that was taken of a trio of people standing near a parking meter and a combo ONE WAY and STOP street sign during the Flood of ’72.

And I say “apparently” , because there is another photo of the same group of people that appeared on the cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet titled “The Great Flood of ’72 In The Twin Tiers”, which was published on August 1, 1972.  We have a copy of the booklet in our collection and it is worth checking out if you’re interested in the history of the Flood of ’72.

As you can see, the photo in the library’s archive shows three people standing in flood waters near a parking meter and a combo STOP/ONE WAY street sign.

The cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet seems to have been cropped as it shows only the two people standing closest to the parking meter and street sign – but it is obvious that photo too was taken on the same day and near the same time as the one in our archive.

If you have any flood stories to share, or if you know who any of the people in this vintage flood photo or, or who Jerry Hendy is, please let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 13, 2018

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

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Photo 1: A Quartet of Ladies and a Baby

Our first photo shows a quartet of ladies, in very somber black attire, surrounding a baby in a carriage. The style of dress, which is, needless to say, much fancier than the street clothes we wear today, looks late 19th Century-ish in vintage.

And by modern standards the baby in the carriage is having a very fancy ride!

Also of note, the wooden plank side walk the group is standing on. I know that at one time Corning featured wooden sidewalks; however, when they were replaced by brick and later concrete walks is a mystery.

If you know anything about the people in the photo, the history of wooden sidewalks in Corning or, if you wish to share any stories of the Corning area in days gone by – please do!

Photo 2: Corning Chemung River Scene

Our second photo of the week is of an old postcard showing the Chemung River in the foreground and some of Corning Inc.’s old buildings in the background.

I’m certain the photographer was standing on the north side of the river as I believe Corning’s factory buildings have always been on the south side of the river.

The date the photo was taken is a mystery.

What a great postcard though! It offers us a great glimpse into the past as all our local history photos do.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 6, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Patriotic Parade Marchers?

I’m going to guess that the two gentleman seen in the photo were marching in a long-ago parade. Perhaps on the 4th of July or Memorial Day?

If you recognize either of the men in the photo, please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning Opera House

Our second photo for this week is another photo we have that appears to have been take of a photo. This one shows the old Corning Opera House. I’m not sure when the opera house was torn down, as it was before my time, but I’m guessing sometime prior to the 1950s or whenever the Woolworths store was built on that block of Pine Street in Corning.

If you have any stories about the old Corning Opera House please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Postcard of Corning Opera House

The Library of Congress has a free digital collection of images that you can download — including this photo of a postcard of the old Corning Opera House – which is neat!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week June 29, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Southside Carriage Ride

This photo appears to be of two ladies getting into a carriage on Corning’s Southside sometime in the pre-automobile days. I’m guessing those are Corning Glass Works factory smoke stacks in the background. What a neat photo!

Photo 2: Machine Workers

Our second photo for this week seems to be of machine workers. I’m guessing this photo was taken early in the Twentieth Century but as there is a woman working in the foreground of the photo – perhaps it was taken during World War II. If you recognize what type of machine the workers are using – let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org