Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view!)
Photo 1: Students & Instructor
Our first photo for this week appears to have been taken in the sixites or seventies, at least it does if you look at the clothing!
But I don’t recognize what type of equipment the instructor is adjusting…
If you know what type of equipment is seen in the photo and/or recognize who one or more of the people seen in the photo are – let us know!
Photo 2: Crystal City Clothing
Our second photo is of a store on a corner block in the City of Corning at some time in the past. The awning above the store clearly says “Crystal City Clothing”, and I believe the last part of that awning sign says “& Merchant Tailoring House.”
The building housing the store looks familar and I may have to take a walk up Market Street and look for it!
Our records don’t indicate when or exactly where the photo was taken, but I’d guess by the fact that most of the men posing for the photo are wearing bowler hats that the photo was probably taken before 1930.
Even if we don’t know when the photo was taken or who the men are seen in the photo – it sure is cool!
We can see that if we could step back in time and walk down Market Street on that day we could “Get Suited” at the store and rent a room next door before walking a few feet down the block to the Gerber City store!
Bonus Photo: Steuben Postcard
Our bonus photo this week is of a postcard showing a Steuben glassworker engraving a Steuben bowl.
And again, we don’t know who the man seen in the postcard is – so if you recognize him please let us know!
Have a great weekend!
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!