Local History Photos September 24, 2021

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 1, 2021.

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: Lumber Mill

Our first photo for this week shows a lumber mill, erected in 1891, that once stood on Post Creek Highway, aka Post Creek Road in Catlin.

It is hard to believe today; but once upon a time the lumber industry was a major employer in our area!

Local History Photo 2: The Old Henderson House

Our second photo for this week shows a house that records indicate was once known as “the old Henderson” house, located at 76 E. Third Street. If you look closely, in the back ground at the left and right of the house, you can see barns; in keeping with the main mode of transportation of the day being horse power!

Local History Photo 3: Ambassador Houghton’s House & Gardens

Our third photo for this week is of a post card showing “Ambassador Houghton’s Residence And Garden’s Corning, N.Y.” What a cool photo! And those gardens are impressive even in black and white!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week: Front Page Poetry!

Once upon a time newspapers included poetry in their offerings! The two poems seen in the photo, appeared on the front page of the Corning & Blossburg Advocate on Wednesday, September 28, 1842!

As both poems are rather long, and the image of the poems is fairly clear, I’m only going to include the text of the first poem as it appeared in the newspaper (also of note, sometimes the spelling/punctuation of yesterday isn’t the spelling/punctuation of today)

SONG OF THE AMERICAN GIRL

Our hearts are with our native land,

Our song is for her glory ;

Her warrior’s wreath is in our hand,

Our lips breath our her story.

Her lofty hills and vallies green,

Are shining bright before us ;

And like a rainbow sign is seen

Her proud flag waving o’er us.

And there are smiles upon our lips

For those who meet her foeman,

For Glory’s star knows no eclipse

When smiled upon by woman.

For those who grave the might deep

And scorn the threat of danger,

We’ve smiles to cheer—and tears to weep

For every ocean ranger.

Our hearts are with our native land,

Our song is for her freedom ;

Our prayers are for the gallant band

Who strike where honor leads them.

We love the taintless air we breathe,

‘Tis freedoms endless dower ;

We’ll twine for him an endless wreath

Who scorns a tyrant’s power.

The tell of France’s beauties rare,

Of Italy’s proudest daughters ;

Of Scotland’s lasses—England’s fair,

And nymphs of Shannon’s waters—

We need not boast their charms,

Though lords around them hover ;

A FREEMAN for a lover!

And here is the entire front page of the Corning & Blossburg Advocate, September 28, 1842 edition, in case you’d like to peruse it!

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!

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 September 17, 2021

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, September 24, 2021.

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: Frederick Carder & Others As The Dedication Ceremony for Frederick Carder Elementary School

Our first photo shows famous local glass maker Frederick Carder, and others, at the dedication ceremony of Frederick Carder Elementary School. The complimentary 1 B photo seen directly below the photo, shows the writing included with the photo; which indicates that the four people at the right side of the photo are Frederick Carter, Guy Chaney, Maude Cumming and William E. Severn.

Local History Photo 2: Frederick Carder With School Dedication Stone

Our Second photo for this week shows Frederick Carder with the 1954 Frederick Carder Elementary School dedication stone.

Local History Photo 3: Postcard of Corning Opera House

Our third photo for this week shows the old Corning Opera House and Conservatory of Music; what a great building – I’m so sorry they torn it down; but am pleased that we still have music and performances in Corning through Corning Civic Music, the new Corning Public Theater and other venues.

This is the best “photo” of the Corning Opera House the library has and I’d love to find a better one for our collection – should anyone ever encounter a great photo of the opera house they’d like to donate – we’d love to have it!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week:

AMUSEMENTS from The Corning Evening Leader, October 2, 1902

Our Old Newspaper article of the week shows a review of a play put on at the old Corning Opera House!

Published on October 2, 1902 and titled “Amusements,” the article offers a review of the play “A Sister’s Love” and even urges Corningites to attend a showing!

The text is much clearer in this photo, taken from a scan on the library’s new microfilm machine, than it would have been before the library got our new high-tech microfilm machine this year! However, typed text is even easier to read – so here is is a typed version of the article:

AMUSEMENTS

“A SISTER’S LOVE”–At the opera house tonight the romantic comedy drama “A Sister’s Love” will be presented to our theater patrons. It is not a wild woolly Western drama with bucking bronchoes, Border ruffians and impossible Indians, but a production of rare merit thoroughly refined with pictures of thrilling situations, brim full of fun and strong specialties. During the action of the play the world famous shooting starts Misses Pauline Cooke and May Clinton will introduce their wonderful feats of markswomanship, using smokeless powder thereby having no report or anything to offend the most sensitive lady. “A Sister’s Love” was written for Misses Cooks and Clinton by the eminent dramatist Mr. Theodore Kremer, and it is a magnificent meritorious production, well worthy the patronage of the theater going public. Seats on sale at Sternberg’s.

And just in case anyone is interested, here is a photo of the entire page the “AMUSEMENTS” article appears on; from the October 2, 1902 Corning Evening Leader:

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!

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 September 10, 2021

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, September 17, 2021.

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: Somber Ladies In Uniform

Our first photo of the week shows five very serious ladies in uniform. The date and exact location the photo was taken remain a mystery. I wonder if the ladies were, perhaps, nurse cadets? A neat photo in any case!

Local History Photo 2: Painted Post Creek (1921)

Our second photo for this week shows Painted Post Creek as it looked one hundred years ago!

Local History Photo 3: Old Masonic Temple (Chestnut Street, Corning, NY)

Our third photo for this week is one I have shown before; but as it shows the old Masonic Temple in Corning, which is now being restored by the Corning Public Theater group – I thought it was time to share it again; as it is a very cool building!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This is a new section which will allow me to show old, local newspaper articles that are in the public domain. This week, for the first “article” posting; I thought I’d just show the front page of the old Corning Daily Journal from September 1, 1900 – 121 years ago this month!

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!

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 September 3, 2021

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, September 10.

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: Julia Fox

Our first photo shows a young local girl, Julia Fox, in a formal portrait.

What a neat photo!

Fashion sure has changed between the late 19th century and today !

Local History Photo 2: Dismantling Observatory

Our second photo for this week shows the dismantling of the observatory in Centerway Square in 1951.

To compliment our photo, which of course shows a close up; check out one the Corning Museum of Glass has its collection, which offers a broader view:

https://www.cmog.org/library/photograph-removal-200-disk-glass-observatory-centerway-square-corning-ny-picture

Local History Photo 3: Odd Fellows Temple

The record for this photo indicates that the old Odd Fellows Temple was located on the “Northside of Denison Parkway between Pine and Cedar Streets” in Corning. What a neat old building!

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

*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 August 27, 2021

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, September 3, 2021.

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: Board of Education Building

Our first photo for this week shows the old “Corning Board of Education” building in Corning. The photo is undated, but it was obviously taken years before the Alternative School of Math & Science took over the building!

Local History Photo 2: Corning Clock Tower

Our second photo for this week shows the famous Corning Clock Tower in Centerway Square – before there was a Centerway Square, and even before there was a bridge over the river at the north end of Pine Street. We don’t know when the photo was taken – but it is a super cool photo!

Local History Photo 3: Old Corning Theater

Interestingly, our record for this photo indicates it is of the old “State Theater” in Corning; even though the marquee seen in the photo, clearly states it is the “Palace Theater.” I have vague memories of the old Palace Theater which was located on Market Street in Corning, and I’m assuming it was this building.

The theater was closed by the time I was a child and demolished at some point during my childhood; but even as a kid I loved history and I can recall looking through the windows in the locked doors, and imaging watching live shows and movies in the days of old in the theater.

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!

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 20, 2021

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, August 27, 2021.

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: World War I Era Soldiers

Our first photo of this week, shows two photos taken in 1918 of local soldiers M.W. Bishop, who was with the Signal Corps, and Elmer Drumm, who served wit the 330th Ambulance Corp.

Local History Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Track Team

Our second photo for this week shows the 1954 CFA Track Team, mostly looking quiet serious – but with a few smiles thrown in!

Local History Photo 3: Drake Family (circa 1900)

Our third photo for the is week shows members of the Drake Family in about 1900. A ride on a horse on a snowy day sounds like fun! I have to admit though, I choose this photo because I like looking at the house in the background which is still standing.

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!

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 August 13, 2021

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, August 20, 2021.

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: Corning Free Academy Graduating Class of 1895

Our first photo for this week, shows the Corning Free Academy graduating class of 1895! The women certainly outnumbered the men!

And below the photo, I scanned the list of names of the graduates found on the back of the photo.

Local History Photo 2: Parade In Front Of Woolworth Store

I believe this photo was taken in Corning during a parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of Corning Glass Works in September of 1948. I think that is the case, as several of the other photos in our archive, filed near this one, also show scenes of a parade seemingly at the same time as this photo. I choose this photo for a photo of the week, as I think the old Woolworth store in the background is super cool! Of course, the members of the marching band are cool too!

Local History Photo 3: The Old Corning Evening Leader Building

Our final photo for this week shows the old Corning Evening Leader building, as it appeared on a postcard. I have to admit, I don’t know where the old Corning Evening Leader building was located – I’ll have to check our city directories, find out and report back next week!

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!

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 August 6, 2021

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, August 6, 2021.

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: John Hoare Jr. (circa 1900)

Our first photo for this week shows John Hoare Jr. Mr Hoare was a member of the prominent Hoare Family, who had a cut glass factory in Corning in the 19th Century.

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

Our second photo for this week is a photo of a photo taken of the “Celebrated Alliance Band of Corning” in 1903. The photo was taken in front of what is today The Rockwell Museum.

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

And our final photo for this week shows The Crystal City Lodge members looking very dapper indeed!

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!

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 July 30, 2021

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, August 6, 2021.

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: Denison Park

Our first photo for this week shows Denison Park, and more specifically the Denison Park Pond bridge as some point in the past. The date the photo was taken is unknown but what a cool photo!

Local History Photo 2: Early Glenn Curtis Plane – America

Where and when, exactly, our second photo for this week was taken is a mystery. However, we do know that it shows an early Glenn Curtis plane – The America!

Local History Photo 3: Third Street Looking East

Our third photo for this week shows an unpaved West Third Street looking eastwards, from Walnut Street towards Pine Street. This photo of a postcard is super cool as it shows the street before it was paved; and, it shows the street prior to CFA being built in the 1920s which you can see if you look closely at the fence seen at the very edge of the left side of the photo. And the two houses seen at right were once owned respectively by Arthur C. Houghton (circular porch) and the one on the corner of Pine Street and Third by the Sinclair Family – those houses are still there.

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!

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 July 23, 2021

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, July 30, 2021.

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: Uri Mulford

Uri Mulford was the editor of the Leader newspaper during the later part of the 19th Century. He also wrote the book Pioneer Days and Later in Corning and the Vicinity – the book is available at the library and is still in print – it is also available as an eBook from Amazon for ninety-nine cents, or you can download it for free through Google Books.

Local History Photo 2: Postcard St. Mary’s Convent

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old St. Mary’s Convent – what a cool building it was too; unfortunately, the building is gone now but we can appreciate it via the postcard!

Local History Photo 3: World War Memorial Library

Our final photo for this week is of another postcard showing one of my favorite buildings in Corning – the old World War Memorial Library building, located on the corner of Pine and First streets in Corning. The building was once used as a club, from 1930 – 1975 it housed the Corning Public Library, and now it features apartments. I’m so glad that the building has been preserved! I have fond memories of checking out books there when I was a child, and conveniently lived less than a block away on Pine Street.

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!

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!