Local History Mystery Photos August 8 28 15

Just a quick precursor note to our new weekly Local History Mystery Photos; I am going on vacation next week and so the next Local History Mystery Photos will not be posting until Thursday, September 11. Have a great weekend! Linda, SSCL

If you’d like a larger view of any of the four photos — just click on the photo!

Photo 1: The notation that accompanies this cheerful lady’s photo simply states the photo is from The Drake Family circa 1900. (LHPA 75-0204) Does anyone know who the lady is and which building she is standing in front of?


Photo 2: This photo is noted as being of the Corning Fire Dept. Northside Station (LHPA 75-0393). Does anyone know where this building was, or is, and who the men are in the photo?

LHPA 75-0393

Photo 3: This photo is noted to be of Market Street in Corning; however, the exact year is a mystery and which cross street is the closest Pine or wall perhaps…. (LHPA 75-0369)

LHPA 75-0369

Photo 4: The record we have for this photo simply say it is a “Drake Family” photo — does anyone recognize the tower of the building seen behind the frosty trees? (LHPA 75-207)

LHPA 75-0207

Local History Mystery Photo Of The Week 8 21 15

The photo seen on this page is a mystery!

This is one of several photos that came to the library in a donated box of yearbooks.

The yearbooks range from 1950s Posters (Painted Post yearbooks) and North Stars (Northside High School) to several Skjod Yearbooks (Corning-Painted Post West High School) from the 1980s.

This photo, which shows a group of young kids in what I believe is a local setting, was one of several photos that fell out of a 1952 North Star yearbook.

So the local history mystery is to answer three questions!

1. Who are the kids in the photo?

2. When was the photo taken?

3. Where was the photo taken?

Group of Local Kids From 1952 Northstar 8 21 15

Click on the photo for a larger view!

You can help us solve our current local history mystery! Just reply to this posting if you know anything about the photo!

Local history is even more fun when it becomes a community effort!

Linda, SSCL

If you’ve got a photo that is mysterious to you, and you’d like to share it in hopes of finding out more about the people in the photo, the place the photo was taken and the circumstances surrounding the taking of the photo — let me know! We can feature it in one of our weekly Local History Mystery series!

Here’s my contact info at the library:
Linda Reimer
Tel: 607-936-3713 x212

Welcome To The Corning History Site!

Welcome to the Corning History site!

This site offers basic local history information for residents of the Southeast Steuben County Library service area in New York State.

This site offers people a place to share local history stories and access a list of local history resources; resources available at the library, available locally and available online.

If you have questions about this site let me know!

You can call the library and ask me via our main phone line: 607-936-3713 or send an email inquiry to the library at: corningnyhistory@gmail.com

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer

Southeast Steuben County Library