Local History Photos of The Week September 14, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Early Twentieth Century Parade 

Our first photo for this week is of an early twentieth century parade. I’m not sure what the young men are doing with what appears to be disassembled Victrolas – but it is an interesting photo.

Photo 2: Early Twentieth Century Parade Too

Have a great weekend!

Our second photo for this week is another parade photo, found in the same numerical sequence in our archive as the first photo – which makes me think the photos are of the same parade. And in this second photo you can clearly see the ground level of the First National Bank building that is still standing and still adjacent to Centerway Square.

Perhaps someone with who is more eagle-eyed than I can see what is written on the parade banners?

I’m speculating that the photos might have been taken in celebration of the end of World War I…

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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