Local History Photos of the Week May 11, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Nanny Pushing Child In Carriage 

Photo 1 for this week features a nanny, or perhaps a mother or other relative, pushing a child in an old fashioned baby carriage. The street behind them features a hitching post and doesn’t appear to be paved.

What I find neat about this photo doesn’t actually have anything to do with the people in the photo! Instead, I like looking at the unpaved street, the side walk made of boards and pondering just where in the area that house in the background is – if it is still there today.

Photo 2: Postcard of Market Street in Corning

Photo 2 is of another postcard, this one showing Market Street in Corning as it appeared, I would guess, early in the 20th Century. I’m guessing as to the date based upon the fact that the street isn’t paved and there are horse drawn carriages going down the street but there is not a car in sight.

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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