Local History Photos February 16, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Conductor’s Pocket Watch

Our first two photos for this week are of what I believe is an old railroad conductor’s pocket watch.

Just whose watch this was, what became of it, and why there is a photo of it in our Local History Photo Archive, remain a mystery.

 

Photo 2: Civil War Era Veteran’s Medal

Our third photo for this week features a Civil War Veterans Medal.

Around the edge of the medal it says “LOUISVILLE, KY. SEPTEMBER 11-14, 1865.”

And the caption inside the star says “GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC VETERAN.”

And as with the photo of conductor’s pocket watch, just which Union veteran this medal belonged to remains mystery – but it is a neat relic of American history.

Have a great 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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Local History Photos February 9, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Horse Ride

Our first photo for this week features a small child, I think a little girl, ready to take a horse ride – once her companions finish whatever they are doing.

And the house in the background is clear enough to recognize if it is still there today.

If you know anything about the people or location where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 2: First Corning Free Academy Building 

Our second photo for this week is of an old postcard of the first Corning Free Academy building. The first CFA was destroyed by fire at some time in the past. I believe the Dimitroff-Janes book* offers more info on the first CFA building.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*History of The Corning-Painted Post Area: 200 Years In Painted Post Country by Thomas P. Dimitroff and Lois S. Janes. 1991 Revised Edition. Published by Bookmarks.

The Dimitroff-Janes book is a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Corning Painted Post region. You can find several copies at the library under the call number: 973.783 DIM – check it out!

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!

Local History Photos February 2, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Bridge Street Service Station – Post Flood of ’72

Our first photo for this week is of the Bridge Street Service Station in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972. And as I was 6 years old in 1972, I can’t quite recall if the service station was located where J & T’s Auto Cafe is now, first building on the left if you go over Bridge Street past Wegmans, or if the station was further down the street.

If you recall where the Bridge Street Service Station was and/or have any stories about it, or things that went on during or just after the Floods of ’72 let us know!

Photo 2: Large Gothic Mystery Building

Our second photo for this week is another photo taken of  a photo – we have a number of those in our local history archive. And just who took the photos of the photos remains a mystery!

The photo shows a large Gothic looking building that seems vaguely familiar to me but I can’t quite place it.

If you recognize where the building was/is located –  let us know!

Have a great 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!