Local History Photos December 1, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: A Photo of a Photo of the old Addison High School:

We have a number of photos in our photo archive that are photos taken of old photos or postcards of people, places and things in the region. And this is another cool one – if you just ignore the sliver of counter top at the top of the photo.

The photo is of the old Addison High School sometime in the early twentieth century.

If you know anything about the old Addison High School let us know!

Photo 2: A Group of OBBN Women with Basketball & Dog:

I have no idea what the “OBBN” on these ladies shirts stands for! And they’re dressed rather fancily from a modern perspective to play soccer or some other type of ball game. But whatever the occasion the photo was taken for, I’d say the ladies are definitely a team and I like their dog too!

Photo 3: Readying The Street For Paving:

Our final photo of this week shows what appears to be a crew getting a street ready for paving – presumably with bricks. Although I suppose they could be digging the street up in order to install plumbing pipes too. If you recognize which local street they were working on, or if you know anything about when and how the originally paved the streets in Corning – let us know.

Have a great day,

Linda, SSCL

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!


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!

3 thoughts on “Local History Photos December 1, 2017

  1. Thank you, Linda, for sharing these old photos, I really enjoy seeing them – and, once in a while, I can maybe even add something! Regards, Deb R


  2. Photo #3 is a picture taken on steps of Corning Post Office of WWI inductees. In the photo on the very first row holding a hat in his hands is my Granddad Thomas Anthony Flynn(2nd from right) and the gentleman holding the other hat is my Uncle Jim Flynn(4th from right) Thomas’ brother.


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