Local History Photos of the Week October 5, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Possible Circus Elephants

Our first photo for this week is of elephants that were possibly in the area as part of a circus. Which circus they belonged to and when exactly the photo was taken remain a mystery. Although, we can speculate that the photo was taken in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century by the clothing worn by the man driving the horse drawn cart and seen at the right side of the photo.

Photo 2: Couple On Street

Our second photo for this week is another photo from our collection that appears to have been taken of another photo. Since we can’t see the woman’s face, we don’t know if she is smiling or not, however, the man in the bowler hat certainly seems to be amused. And the Corning Real Estate Insurance Agency sign is a sure fire clue that the photo was taken in Corning.

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!

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