Local History Photos of the Week January 25, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Parade

Our first photo for this week shows a parade in the City of Corning at some time in the past.

And on a related side note, many of the photos in our Local History Archive don’t feature any information as to when or where exactly they were taken – and that is the case with this photo.

In looking at the houses on right side of the street I believe this one was taken in the City of Corning, and it seems to have been taken before 1940 judging by the clothing the parade watchers are wearing.

But you may know more than we do!

If you recognize where the photo was taken please let us know!


Photo 2: Engineer?

Our second photo for this week is again an undated photo. We don’t know exactly when or where it was taken or who the serious young man is at the forefront of the photo.

The only thing we know for certain is it was taken in our area.

And I can’t quite tell…

Is that an airplane at the right edge of the photo or part of a train? If you know – please 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!

4 thoughts on “Local History Photos of the Week January 25, 2019

  1. Hi Linda!

    Photo #2 is Charles Lindbergh, so I assume that is a plane :-). I believe he often flew out of Roosevelt Field near NYC. I have no idea if he ever landed in the Corning area … perhaps the photo was taken elsewhere, or maybe he visited Corning at one point.



    • Thanks! I thought he looked familiar but as there was no information in our records I couldn’t place where I’s seen a photo of him before — we’ll update our records! Have a good day, Linda, SSCL


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