Local History Photos January 27, 2023

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: Baseball Game (Circa early 1900s)

Our first photo for the is week shows an in progress baseball game between Corning and Hornell. The date the exact date the photo was taken is unknown, but the final score was Corning 5, Hornell 4!

Local History Photo 2: Baseball Game in Corning (Circa early 1900s)

Our second photo for this week is of the same baseball game. And granted both photos are a bit blurry – but what a great window into the past!

Local History Photo 3: Food-Mart (Circa mid 1900s)

Our final photo for this week shows the old Food-Mart which was located on Market Street in Corning, N.Y..

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Article of the Week: A Booby Prize Story

from The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | January 27, 1904

For a glimpse into more regional and national news, the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Two, The Evening Leader, January 27, 1904

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

The Front Page, The Evening Leader, January 27, 1904

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 January 20, 2023

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, January 27, 2023.

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: Members of the Drake Family (1897)

Our first photo for this week shows members of the Drake Family in front of their house on First Street, with the Episcopal Church seen in the background. The photo is dated May 7, 1897.

Local History Photo 2: Members of the Drake Family

Our second photo also shows members of the Drake Family circa 1900.

Local History Photo 3: Keuka Lake (Drake Family Photo)

Our third photo, which is also a Drake Family photo, shows a a view of Keuka Lake circa 1900. Family matriarch Isabel Drake was a huge fan of the then just emerging technology – photography.

American Heritage has a brief online article about Isabel Drake, that even notes the early type of camera she had! Here is the link:

https://www.americanheritage.com/american-panorama

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Corning R.D. 5 Run Away At Ferenbaugh | From The Evening Leader, January 20, 1911, Page Three

The column offers a short by suspenseful story of Mrs. Nellie McIntyre and her family whose horse was spooked and ran away – at Ferenbaugh!

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

Page Three of The Evening Leader, January 20, 1911

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

The Front Page of the Evening Leader for that day, January 20, 1911:

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 January 13, 2023

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: Postcard Third Street Looking East from Cedar (1911)

Our first photo for this week shows an old postcard offering a view of an unpaved section of Third Street in Corning, looking towards Pine Street from Cedar in 1911. The house later owed by the late former Congressman Amory Houghton is seen at right.

Local History Photo 2: Market Street, Corning N.Y. (1911)

Our second photo of the week was also taken in 1911, and also is of a postcard. This postcard shows Market Street in Corning, looking westward towards the area that houses Wegmans today.

Local History Photo 3: Erie Railroad Station, Painted Post, N.Y. (1916)

Our third photo for this week, also of a postcard, shows the old Erie Railroad Station in Painted Post, N.Y. in 1916.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Keuka Lake Ice! From The Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889

Our “article” for this week is actually an ad. I think it is super cool though as it is advertising blocked ice. The sort of ice people would use in an old fashioned ice box, before plug in refrigerators became available. I never before thought of where they would get the ice from – and Keuka Lake is one place!

For a look at other local and regional news of the day, here is

Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889, Page Two (in its entirety)

And for a glance at national and international news of the day:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889

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 January 6, 2023

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, January 13, 2023.

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: Drake Family Photo -Taking A Walk (c. 1900)

Our first photo for this week shows members of the Drake Family taking a walk on a sunny day in Corning, New York – in 1900!

Local History Photo 2: Drake Family Photo Too: Horse, Carriage & Driver in Pine Street (AKA Centerway Square) (c. 1900)

Our second photo for this week was also taken by a member of the Drake Family. The photo is super cool and shows a horse, cart and driver in the unpaved Pine Street Square circa 1900! If you look closely in the background you can see a tree growing in front of the area where the walking bridge is located today.

Local History Photo 3: Drake Family Photo Also: Wintertime Sledding In Corning (1900)

Our third photo is was also taken by a member of the Drake Family in Corning – one hundred and twenty three years ago this week – on January 4, 1900!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Wid Tells The Whys and Wherefores of the Movies

An article about popular Hollywood stars of the silent film era!

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | January 6, 1926 | Page Four

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

Page Four, Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | January 26, 1926

And offering a glance at national and international news, here is:

The Front Page of the Evening Leader on January 6, 1926

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 December 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, January 6, 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: The Episcopal and Methodist Churches, Corning, N.Y.

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the Episcopal and Methodist Churches on First Street in Corning at some point in the past.

Local History Photo 2: First Congregational Church, Corning, N.Y.

Our Second photo for this week is also of a postcard, showing a church; in this case the old First Congregational Church in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: Methodist Church, Painted Post, N.Y.

And in keeping with our theme of postcards showing local churches, our final photo for this week shows the Methodist Church in Painted Post, N.Y. with unpaved streets running along side of it!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Did you know that Painted Post, N.Y. once had its own newspaper? It did!

And I found an entire issue of the paper on the NYS Historic Newspapers (https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/) website and thought I’d share!

So here it is!

All four pages of The Painted Post Times, Painted Post, New York for February 26, 1873:

And as the old year is on its way out, and 2023 is rapidly approaching, here is a cool and seasonal poem titled Old Father Time, written by Harry Irving Greene and published in Corning’s Evening Leader on December 26, 1916:

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 December 23, 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 30, 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: Corning Glass Works Complex (circa early 20th Century)

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Corning Glass Works factory complex on the south side of the Chemung River.

If you look closely at the bottom of the photo, which unfortunately was cut off when the photographer took the photo, you can see a date 1/4/06 – meaning, of course, January 4, 1906 – so we can estimate that this is what the Corning Glass Works complex looked like at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Local History Photo 2: Post Flood Cleanup in Corning (1972)

Our second photo for this week offers us a view of the clean up efforts after the Flood of 1972. Mud was a real issue!

The location the photo was taken, other than that it was taken in Corning itself, is a mystery.

Local History Photo 3: Baron Steuben Hotel (1956)

Our final photo for this week shows the dining room at the Baron Steuben Hotel in Corning ready to receive guests in 1956!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The Old Evening Leader Building & Subscription Price

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 23, 1916 | Page Two

In 1916 The Evening Leader offices and publication hub were housed in a building located on the corner of Erie Avenue (later Denison Parkway) and Walnut Street in Corning.

I thought the illustration of the building was neat and also the subscription information – two cents per day, ten cents per week, forty-five cents per month and five dollars per year; to have the paper delivered to your house!

For a look at additional local and regional news of the day, here is Page Two in its entirety:

And for a glimpse of national and international news of 1916, here is:

The Front Page of The Evening Leader, December 16, 1916:

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!

Local History Photos December 16, 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 23, 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: Aerial View of Corning (1956)

Our first photo for this week shows an aerial view of Corning, New York, looking westerly back in 1956.

Local History Photo 2: Market Street (1961)

Our second photo for this week shows Market Street in Corning, frozen in time, back in 1961!

Local History Photo 3: Market Street (1961)

And our third photo for this week, also taken in 1961, offers another aerial view of Market Street; this time at night looking

westerly from, near the corner of Wall and Market Streets in Corning.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week our “old newspaper article” actually contains two items that offer a window into what life was like in Corning in 1908.

The first is actually an ad from Bong’s Jewelers alerting local residents to the fact that they had fine hat pins for sale.

And the second, focuses on a gentlemen named George Thrall who worked at a local rail yard and injured his hands while at work.

Today, of course, hat pins aren’t the hot item they were in 1908; and there are far fewer individuals working in the railroad industry

– but just imagine what it was like in 1908 when ladies needed a fashionable hat pin to complete their outfits and train travel was

the primary means of getting people and products across the country – very cool!

And as the hat pin ad and the George Thrall injury notice are a bit fuzzy in the photo, the text is typed out beneath the photo:

HAT PINS

Solid gold, gold filled, and sterling silver. A very large assortment at attractive prices. John E. bong, Corning, N.Y.

–George E. Thrall of Griffith Street, a switchman in the upper Central years, had several of his fingers slightly injured yesterday afternoon while uncoupling cards. The injuries while painful, were not serious.

For a more in-depth look at local and regional news of the ear, here is the entire page the two items appeared upon, from The

Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 16, 1908:

And for a look at national and international news of the day, here is The Front Page of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. |

December 16, 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 December 9, 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: Hub Clothing Store

Our first photo for this week shows the Hub Clothing Store in Corning, date unknown.

I love the parasol the lady, at the left side of the photo, is using. How many people use parasols today? Very cool!

Local History Photo 2: Pine Street Looking Northward Towards Centerway Square

Our second photo for this week, is one of my favorites found in the library’s Local History Archive. It shows a view of Pine Street

taken from just below the intersection of Pine and Seconds Streets, and looking northward towards what today is Centerway

Square – what a neat photo showing the unpaved street, the courthouse on the left and the clock tower in the distance!

Local History Photo 3: Street Scene, Corning, N.Y. (c. early 1900s)

Our third photo for this week offers a street scene of Corning at an unknown date.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

100 Couples At Firemen’s Ball & The Junior Senior Fair

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 9, 1922 | Page 12

For a glimpse of local and regional news of the era, here is all of

Page 12 of the Corning Evening Leader, December 9, 1922:

And as a bonus, since the newspapers in days of old offers such a terrific view of who was doing what, i.e. local residents visiting

friends & returning from trips – here is Page Five of the Corning Evening Leader, December 9, 1922 which features more fun

local items of note, including the Personals:

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

The Front Page of The Corning Evening Leader for December 9, 1922:

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 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!