Local History Photo of the Week June 29, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Southside Carriage Ride

This photo appears to be of two ladies getting into a carriage on Corning’s Southside sometime in the pre-automobile days. I’m guessing those are Corning Glass Works factory smoke stacks in the background. What a neat photo!

Photo 2: Machine Workers

Our second photo for this week seems to be of machine workers. I’m guessing this photo was taken early in the Twentieth Century but as there is a woman working in the foreground of the photo – perhaps it was taken during World War II. If you recognize what type of machine the workers are using – 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 if you find any old photos or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

2 thoughts on “Local History Photo of the Week June 29, 2018

  1. Photo 2 shows a newspaper’s Linotype machines. Typesetting with hot metal.

    Please remove below, if posting with the photo…
    I have no ‘adult’ memories of Corning… moved when I was quite young.
    The house I lived in was demolished for I86.. at the end of Balcom Ave.

    I’m looking for some 1950s-1960s buildings that CGW had on the riverbank, or near the Old museum. So, I’ll be here for a while!

    Nice, although a bit disorganized site…. would be lovely if there were an index by subject, and I wouldn’t expect one from the resources you no doubt have (haven’t?)


    • Hi, thanks for the information! I will update our record. I’d love to create an Index for the site. I’ll see what I can do. I’ll touch base with the library’s volunteer coordinator and see if I can get someone to assist me in tweaking the site as I agree it could be more efficiently organized. It is simply, as you inferred, that there are only so many hours in the day and I have other work to do too in Library Land.

      Have a great day!
      Linda Reimer, SSL


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