Local History Photos December 3, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

Helpful Photo 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: Train In Corning (c. early 1900s)

Our first photo for this week shows a train bringing deliveries to Corning.

Local History Photo 2: Train In Corning Too (c. early 1900s)

Our second photo for this week shows another train, this one with a clearly visible number – 8,000 on the engine, stopped in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: The Hawkes Building (c. mid twentieth century)

Our final photo for this week, shows the Hawkes building on Market Street in Corning in the mid twentieth century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The Erie’s Winter Schedule from the Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y., December 3, 1888.

The “Erie” of course, refers to the Erie Railroad; and how exciting to remember the days when goods and people traveled by railway!

For a window into local and regional news of the era, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Four of the Corning Daily Democrat, December 3, 1888

And for a brief look at national and international news in December of 1888 here is:

The Front Page of The Daily Democrat, December 3, 1888:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos November 25, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: Edwin Clarke English (photo circa 1900)

Our first photo for this week is of Corning attorney and Civil War veteran Edwin Clark English. If you look closely as the bottom of the

photo you can see a date – December 18, 1910. I assumed that date was the day Mr. English died and did a search of The Evening

Leader for December 19, 1910 and was able to find his obituary at the top of Page Eight:

While I was looking for Mr. English’s obituary, I came across the obituary of another prominent local resident of the era, in the same

day’s newspaper; The Evening Leader, December 19, 1910, in this case on Page Seven the obit of George Drake and as it offers an

interesting mini-bio, I thought I’d share it!

Local History Photo 2: Alliance Band of Corning (c. 1903)

Our second photo for this week shows the “Celebrated Alliance Band of Corning” set up to play on the brick street in front of the old

Corning City Hall (today, the Rockwell Museum building)

Local History Photo 3: Crystal City Lodge Members (c. 1900)

Our final photo for this week shows members of the Crystal City Lodge, Knights of Pythias in 1900.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

And this week, we’ve got two short articles as I thought they were both fun and couldn’t pick between them!

The first piece is titled Library Gets 13 New Books and the second, Seniors Make $200 On Play, tells that tale of a successful play

Addison High School seniors put on!

Both pieces appeared on Page Nine of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 25, 1910

For a glimpse of more local and regional news of the day, here is the entire page the articles of the week appeared upon,

Page Nine of the Corning Leader, November 25, 1910

And for a glimpse of national and international news of the day, here is:

The Front Page of the Evening Leader, November 25, 1910

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos November 18, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: Third Street in Corning, looking East from Walnut Street

Our first photo for this week shows Third Street in Corning, looking easterly from the intersection of Walnut and Third Streets.

Our record for this photo notes that the Arthur Houghton home can be seen at right; and the Sinclair home just past it, on the

corner of Pine and East Third Street. It is also cool to note, this photo was taken before Third Street was paved and before the

current Corning Free Academy building was built on the south/left side of the street.

Local History Photo 2: The Old, Old Corning Hospital

Our second photo for this week shows the old Corning Hospital, a precursor to the Corning Hospital on Denison Parkway, built on

the block between Chemung and Pearl Streets, and which was torn down a few years ago with a modern apartment building

complex built in its place.

Local History Photo 3: Corning Free Academy Class of 1956

Our third photo for this week shows the senior class at C.F.A. in June of 1956. Our record card notes that this graduating class was

the first to wear caps and gowns.

Old Newspaper Article(s) of the Week

I found two fun articles this week, on the same page of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y.

  • Page Five, November 18, 1905. – and I couldn’t pick between them; so here they both are: Academy News and North Side

offering a look at local news of November 1905!

Academy News

From The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat, Page 5 | November 18, 1905

North Side

Also from Page Five of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat | November 18, 1905

For a glimpse of local and regional news, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Five of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat | November 18, 1905

And for a look at national and international news of the day, The Front Page of the paper for that same day, November 18, 1905

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos November 11, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, November 18, 2022

Helpful Photo 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*

Today, November 11, is of course, the traditional day Veteran’s Day was celebrated in the 20th Century. Veteran’s Day was the

second designation for the day to honor all the soldiers who served in both World Wars. After World War I, but before World War

II, the day was called Armistice Day to celebrate the ending of World War I which fell on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month

at eleven o’clock.

Thus, this posting is in honor of all soldiers who served in the World Wars and all-American soldiers who served our country in

the 246 years since our country’s founding. Thanks to all for their service!

Our three photos for this week show local World War I era soldiers.

Local History Photo 1: Lt. Laurison Walsh (1918)

Local History Photo 2: Lt. Harold McCormick

Local History Photo 3: Ensign John V. Heyniger

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Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week our article is an interesting ad that appeared in The Evening Leader the day the armistice was signed that ended

World War I, November 11, 1918. James Lese, the proprietor of a store at 161 Front Street had been called up in the draft and was

selling all his stock and even his car. I wondered what became of the gentleman and looked up that name in Corning city

directories in the 1920s and found a man with the same name was later a butcher and owner of another story in the City of Corning

– so assuming it is the same James Lese, he survived the end of the war and returned to Corning.

CALLED TO WAR MUST DISPOSE OF MY BUSINESS

Appeared in The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 11, 1918, Page Seven

For a look at additional local and regional news of the day, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 11, 1918, Page Seven

And for a look at the national and international news on that momentous day, here is:

The Front Page, The Evening Leader, November 11, 1918

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos November 4, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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 – 3: Undated photos of Corning

(with no descriptions/location info in our records)

Old Newspaper Article of the Wee

On The Bookshelf

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., November 4, 1925, Page Four

For a broader look at local and regional goings on here is

Page Four, of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 4, 1925

And for a window into the national and international events of the day here is the:

Front Page of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 4, 1925

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos October 28, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: Painted Post Creek (1921)

No. 3186 — March 26, 1921 (R.O.H.) Painted Post Creek looking northwesterly from Imperial Avenue to Hamilton Street.

Photo donated to the library by the Erwin Museum.

Local History Photo 2: D. L. & W. (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western) Railroad Viewed From Hamilton Street, Painted Post, N. Y. (1921)

No. 3200 — March 26, 1921 (R.O.H.) View looking westerly along D. L. & W Railroad from Hamilton Street.

Photo donated to the library by the Erwin Museum.

Local History Photo 3: High Street, Painted Post, N.Y. (1921)

No. 3226 — March 26, 1921 (R.O.H.) View looking easterly along High Street from Water Street, Painted Post, N.Y.

Photo donated to the library by the Erwin Museum.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Off For The Season an ad for derby and soft hats starting at $1.25!

Published in The Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | October 28, 1890, Page 2

For a look a local and regional news of the day, here is the entirety of:

Page Two of The Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. for October 28, 1890

And for a look at national and international news of the day, here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Democrat, October 28, 1890

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos October 21, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: Wedding Photo (1889)

Our first photo for this week shows to people for whom we actually have a name! And that is rare with the few photos in our local history archive that spotlight people. The photo shows Fred & Ella Gridley on their wedding day in 1889. The couple were married in Caton, N.Y.

Local History Photo 2: Art Club (Corning, New York)

Our second photo for this week shows the Corning Free Academy Art Club sometime in the mid-twentieth century.

Local History Photo 3: Northside High School Class Reunion (1953)

And our third photo for this week shows attendees of the Northside High School graduating class of 1923, on the occasion of their thirtieth class reunion in 1953.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

PAUL GILMORE IN A VERY CLEVER PLAY

From The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. October 21, 1908

The article focuses on vintage actor Paul Gilmore who performed at the old Corning Opera House, on Pine Street, in 1908.

The actor was influential enough that he even has a Wikipedia page today found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gilmore

And for a broader look at the local and regional events of the day, here is the entire page the article appeared upon, in The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. October 21, 1908

And for a glimpse of national and international news of the day, here is The Front Page of the paper, The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. for October 21, 1908

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos October 14, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: A Parade

Our first photo for this week shows a parade in progression on Market Street in Corning at some unknown time in the past.

Local History Photo 2: New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Yards (1907)

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Yards which if you look closely you can see were once located approximately where Wegmans, on Bridge Street, is located in Corning today – what a different landscape in 1907!

Local History Photo 3: Y.M.C.A. Building (circa 1913-1919)

And our final photo for this week shows the old Y.M.C.A. building in Corning in the teens of the Twentieth Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Woman Hides In Engine To Escape Husband

From The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 1907, Page Four

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon, for a look at local and regional news of era:

Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 1907, Page Four

And for a look at news from the world at large

The Front Page of The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 1907

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos October 7, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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:

Drake Family Photos (c. Twentieth Century)

Our first two photos were taken by Corning’s Drake Family in the early twentieth century.

Local History Photo 3: Football Game (1922)

Our third photo for this week is of a Corning Free Academy football game in 1922!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The new Corning Public Library To Spend $200 For New Books

Page Five of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. October 7, 1921

For a look at more local news, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Five of the Corning Evening Leader, October 7, 1921

And for a look at regional and national news here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Evening Leader, October 7, 1921:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos September 30, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Helpful Photo 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: Painted Post (1901)

Our first photo was taken from the corner of Water and Hamilton Streets in 1901, and shows us a watery scene.

Local History Photo 2: Another View of Water & Hamilton Streets (1901)

Our second photo of the week shows offers another view of the flooding in Painted Post in 1901.

Local History Photo 3: Painted Post Street Scene (1896)

Our third photo for this week was taken a few years earlier than the first two, in 1896; and it offers a view from the corner of High & Hamilton St. in Painted Post looking eastward on High Street.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

CORNING HOUSE (At the Village of Corning)

From the earliest newspaper we have at the library, on microfilm, the Corning Blossburg Advocate, Corning, N.Y. | This ad appeared on the Front Page on August 21, 1840.

And here is the entire Front Page of the paper for that same day, August 21, 1840:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!