Local History Photos of the Week March 1, 2019

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

Photo 1: Corning Free Academy Basketball Team

Our first photo for this week is of a Corning Free Academy Basketball Team in an unknown year.

And although we don’t have a listing for the year the photo was taken, I would speculate that it may have been taking during World War II as if you look closely, above the heads of the players, at the left and right hand corners of the photo, you’ll see it says “Infantry” and “Air Corps.”

It would be neat to know who the young men in the photo are too!

If your recognize any of the men in the photo and/or if you have any stories about local basketball players or games please share them!


Photo 2:  Snowy Walk 

We don’t have a date or location for this photo. However, I suspect it may have been taken in the City of Corning at some time in the past as those hills in the background look familiar!

If you recognize where the photo was taken, who the girl is in the photo or if you have any stories of what life was like in Corning in ages past please feel free to share that information.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL


Corning History is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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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