Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
Photo 1: Old Corning Viaduct
Our first photo for this week shows part of a city block bordered by an old Corning viaduct.
Looking at the cars we can guess the photo was taken in the 1930s. And if you look closely at the photo you can see a sign for a telephone as well as larger signs for Louie’s and a Cleaning Company.
Where the viaduct was located is a mystery. But I bet someone out there remembers this viaduct! So if you know where the viaduct shown in the photo was and when it was torn down let us know!
Photo 2: Cash Food Store
Our second photo for this week is a neat one of a local store that sold food for cash.
Where the store was located remains a mystery – but what a cool shot! You can see the variety of food in baskets in front of the store and two of the three people shown are actually smiling for the camera.
Have a great weekend!
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!