Local History Photos September 22, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Baseball Team

Photo 1 is of a Corning baseball team. And the team might be a high school team from Corning Free Academy but what year the photo was taken and who the young players are remain a mystery…

Photo 2: The Masonic Lodge

Photo 2 is of the Masonic Lodge that still stands on Walnut Street. You can tell the photo was taken many years ago because the the Elks Club, which was built next door later, has obviously not yet been built — you can actually see the back porch of a house that faces First Street in the background on the right but the Elks Club building either was much smaller then than it is now or it wasn’t there at all…

Photo 3: Serious Notre Dame Baseball Player

I’ve no idea when there was a local Notre Dame baseball team — but there obviously was as here is a photo of a very serious baseball player. If  you know who the player is/was — let us know!

Have a good weekend,

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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 Photo Archive!

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Local History Photos September 15, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: A Local Overpass View

Photo 1 is a view of what was, or is, assumedly a local overpass. The cars appear to be from the 1930s but where the overpass was remains a mystery. If you know — let us know!

Photo 2: Cleaned & Painted Building

Our second photo of the week is of what might be an municipal building or, possibly, a church. Where in our region the building is, or was as the case may be remains a mystery.

Photo 3: Local Archaeological Dig

Our final photo for this week is of what appears to be an archaeological dig. But when and where the dig occurred, and what was determined about the remains – remain a mystery. The notation on the top left hand edge of the photo says ” July – 193″ – but whether that means the photo was taken in a July of the 1930s or if it was taken in July and is photo 193 in a series remains a mystery…

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos September 1, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: A Dapper Young Man

Who the dapper young man in the photo is – is a mystery! If you know, please let us know!

Photo 2: Postcard of “Wing & Bostwick Department Store Corning”

I’ve heard of Bostwick’s Department Store but I believe it was in existence before my time! If you have any stories about the store please feel free to share them!

Photo 3: Woeppels

I’ve never heard of Woeppels before and have no idea what type of a business it was! If you know where it was and what type of a business it was — let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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 Photo Archive!