Local History Photo: Friday, April 21, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

And as we skipped a week between postings — this week I’m offering four photos instead of three!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Graduating Class

Photo 1 appears to be of a graduating class. However, who the students are, which school the group graduated from, and which school they graduated from remain mysteries.

Photo 2: Serious Woman with Glasses

Our second photo for this week is of a serious young woman wearing glasses. In looking at her clothes, I would guess this photo was taken sometime in the first quarter of the 20th Century — and I wonder if the dress might be a wedding dress? Who the women is remains a mystery. It is a great photo though! She looks like she’s pondering philosophical questions!

Photo 3: Flooded Office

The record for this photo indicates the flooded office was in one of the local Corning Glass buildings but which one and when remain a mystery. The flood might have been the 35′ Flood or the ’72 Flood…

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

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Local History Photo: Friday, April 14, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

And as we skipped a week between postings — this week I’m offering four photos instead of three!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Band At Alley’s Inn

I have no idea where Alley’s Inn is, or was; however, this photo helpful has a notation at the bottom indicating the Corning Band was on a booster trip sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce. If you know where Alley’s Inn was, or is, or if  you know anything about the Corning Band – please let us know so we can update our photo record!

Photo 2: Playing Baseball

Our second photo features a rather fuzzy picture of a baseball game. At first I though there was a bridge in the background that might give us a clue as to where the photo was taken. However, upon closer inspection, I think that is a wooden fence at the end of the ball field. If you know anything about the baseball team or the ball field let us know!

Photo 3: A Dapper Gentleman With An Old Fashioned Collar

Photo 3 shows an unknown gentleman wearing what appears to be one of those old fashioned not-attached-to-the-shirt collars. He is a dapper looking fellow but who he is remains a mystery…

Photo 4: Jones Pontiac After The Flood of ’72

Looking at the cars  and sign in the photo we can see both that the photo was taken locally and that it was taken after the Flood of 1972. I was a small child in 1972 so I don’t recall where Jones Pontiac was — does anyone know?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.