Local History Photos January 12, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Postcard

Our first photo for this week is another photo of an old time postcard; this one is of the old Corning Glass Works Factory. The photo was taken before my time. However, I think the building seen in the distance might just be the old office building that was located somewhere near Centerway Square before it was torn down to make way for the current modern Corning Headquarters building.

If you have stories or memories you’d like to share about working at Corning Glass in the olden days – please do!

Photo 2: Students In Shop Class?

Our second photo for this week seems to have been taken in the 1960s or 1970s.

I’m guessing that the kids are students learning how to use a piece of equipment in shop class. However, I don’t recognize the equipment the teacher/instructor is working with…

We might just be in luck in finding out more about what is going on in the photo and who the people in the photo were, or are as the case may be, as in looking at the hair styles and clothing it is apparently the photo was taken relatively recently – I’m going to guess in the 1970s.

So if you recognize the people in the photo and/or know what type of  equipment the students are learning about – let us know!

Have a good weekend!

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…

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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