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 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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