Local History Photo of the Week July 6, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Patriotic Parade Marchers?

I’m going to guess that the two gentleman seen in the photo were marching in a long-ago parade. Perhaps on the 4th of July or Memorial Day?

If you recognize either of the men in the photo, please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning Opera House

Our second photo for this week is another photo we have that appears to have been take of a photo. This one shows the old Corning Opera House. I’m not sure when the opera house was torn down, as it was before my time, but I’m guessing sometime prior to the 1950s or whenever the Woolworths store was built on that block of Pine Street in Corning.

If you have any stories about the old Corning Opera House please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Postcard of Corning Opera House

The New York Public has a free digital collection of images that you can download — including this photo of a postcard of the old Corning Opera House – which is neat!

And you can access the online NYPL image search yourself, at the following web address:


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

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