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 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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