Local History Photos of the Week July 19, 2019

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

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

Photo 1: In Front of the Drake House

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

Photo 2: Possibly In Front Of Drake House Too!

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

Isn’t the horse and carriage cool?!

Year Book Snapshots:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

C.F.A. – Historical Photos

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

Seniors: Carroll – Dates

Seniors: Decker – Gottko

Seniors: Grady – Keenan

Seniors: Kelm – McKinney

Seniors: McQuillen – Neal

Seniors: Nelson – Pipe

Seniors: Poland – Schroeder

Seniors: Sellard – Younker

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

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

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

And…

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

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Local History Photos of the Week July 12, 2019

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

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And onto the photos of the week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo 2: Old Denison Park Bridge

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

Year Book Snapshots:

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

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

1969 Corning Community College Corona Yearbook Cover

The Graduates Section:

Graduates: Adams – Brown

Graduates: Brown – Doherty

Graduates: Dombrowski – Gannon

Graduates: Gumosky – Hinkle

Graduates: Hunter – Love

Graduates: Lovell – Nareau

Graduates: Neally – Phillips

Graduates: Rasimas – Roy

Graduates: Whitman – Wood

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References 

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

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

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

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

And…

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

Local History Photos of the Week July 5, 2019

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

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

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Taking A Stroll 

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

What a neat photo!

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

Photo 2: Market Street Circa 1955 – 1960

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

This too is a really cool photo!

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

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

Year Book Snapshots:

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

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

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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

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

And…

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

Local History Photos of the Week June 28, 2019

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

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And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Church In Snow

Our first photo for this week is a great shot of a church tower after a snowfall. It is a very visually poetic photo! The location is unknown – so if you recognize the church – please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning During Flood of 1935

Our second photo for this week shows a Corning street during the Flood of 1935. What neat shot despite the damage that was undoubtedly caused by the flooding.

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of West High in 1992:

The 1992 Skjold Cover:

Seniors: Ackley – Clark 

Seniors: Aranda – Crouch

Seniors: Cummings – Hilligus

Seniors: Dickerson – Hooker

Seniors: Hoops – Lundgren

Seniors: Hunt – Manning

Seniors: Mattison – Shaw

Seniors: Middaugh – Sick

Seniors: Smith – Wiltson

Seniors: Stage – Zagor

Senior Collage

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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

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

And…

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

Local History Photos of the Week June 22, 2019

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

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This Sunday, June 23, 2019, is the forty-seventh anniversary of the Flood of ’72. To commemorate the occasion, here is a collection of photos taken on June 23, 1972 and in the days after the flood.

 

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of Painted Post High School in 1930.

And I have to say, this is a lovely yearbook, especially considering the fact that the country was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1930. The cover is a bit time worn but the photos and illustrations are terrific!

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Cover & Title Page:

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Dedication Page:

1930 Poster Senior Class History

Senior Class Advisory Miss Goodrich:

Seniors: Adsit – Cary

Seniors: Davis – Edmister

Seniors: Gage – King

Seniors: Lawson – Peet

Seniors: Pierce – Sweeney

Seniors: Thomas – Van Wie and P. Hoffman

Just after graduation story and Class Will

Glimpses of the Washington Trip

Class Poem 1930

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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

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

And…

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

Local History Photos of the Week June 14, 2019

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

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And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Corning Marching Band

Our first photo for this week shows a local marching band set up in front of what was then City Hall and is now the Rockwell Museum.

What a great photo!

Wouldn’t you just love to know what the occasion was?

 

Photo 2: North Side High School Senior Class 1923

Our second photo for this week is of the 1923 Senior Class of North Side High School.

And what a great photo it is! Especially considering  the fact that the original was taken more than ninety years ago; and many photos that are that old aren’t very clear, but this one is! You can clearly see the features of the students who graduates so long ago but are preserved for posterity in this terrific photo!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of North Side high school in 1946:

 

The 1946 North Star Yearbook Cover:

The 1946 North Star Yearbook Title Page:

North Star 1946 Seniors: Acker – Benedict

(with Hickey & Flaherty spotlighted)

North Star 1946 Seniors: Blair – Buckeley

(with Peterson & Byrne highlighted)

North Star 1946 Seniors: Campbell –  Cushing

North Star 1946 Seniors: Dann – Griffin

North Star 1946 Seniors: Griffin – Lando

North Star 1946 Seniors: Lane – Opelt

1946 North Star Senior Class Photo Collage 1:

 

1946 North Star Senior Class Photo Collage 2:

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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

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

And…

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

Local History Photos of the Week June 7, 2019

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

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

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Train Station 

Our first photo for this week shows one of the train stations in Corning in the days of old. If you know which station this is, Erie perhaps? Let us know!

 

Photo 2: A View of The Flood of 1935

Our second photo is a shot of taken in our area during the Flood of 1935.

We don’t have an exact location for the photo in our records – so if you recognize where it was taken please let us know!

 

Photo 3: A Different View of the Flood of 1935 

And our final photo of this week is another taken during of the Flood of 1935 featuring a car turning the corner on a main street, possible in the City of Corning.

Again, if you recognize exactly where the photo was taken please let us know.

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the East High School Class of 1985.

And if you look closely at the photos, when you get to the “R” section you’ll see one very serious looking student with a familiar name! Boy, what a serious kids I was then; however, I do believe I’ve mellowed a bit in the last thirty years!

And onto the photos of the EHS Class of 1985:

EHS Logos 1985

Yearbook Cover

 

Seniors:

Abbey – Bleichner:

 

Seniors:

Clarkson – Crooker

 

Seniors:

Cross – Divens

 

Seniors:

Donegan – Gallagher

 

Seniors:

Gardner – Grover

 

Seniors:

Hammer – Huttleston

 

Seniors:

Huyler – Kniffin

 

Seniors:

Ko – Luedeman

 

Seniors:

Palumbo – Pierson

 

Seniors:

Ly – Morrow

 

Seniors:

Morseman – Overstrom

 

Seniors:

Pitts – Searfoss

 

Seniors:

Shaddock – Sowersby

 

Seniors:

Spedding – Travis

 

Seniors:

Tuttle – Zahradka

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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

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

And…

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