Local History Photos of the Week May 31, 2019

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

This week in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Corning Free Academy Class of 1959 we are going to diverge from our usual format of showing photos from the library’s Local History Archive and instead take a look at photos from 1959 Stator.

Hats off to the class of 1959 and the alumni attending the upcoming reunion on June 8, 2019 at the American Legion in South Corning. 

If you have questions about the reunion you can contact Nancy Watlock Gabel at (607) 292-6448 or wheeling65@roadrunner.com.

In honor of the reunion, I’ve created a PowerPoint slideshow featuring pages from the 1959 Stator which is a bit polished and it is easier to make the photos larger if you download the slideshow – here is the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qcz293w08viahm0/Class%20of%201959%20Stator.pptx?dl=0

Feel free to download, print and share the PowerPoint!

Seen below are the photos of the Seniors as seen in the 1959 Stator – twice!

The first viewing of ’59 Seniors shows each individual page of photos as it appears in the yearbook – this format offers a larger view of each yearbook page.

And the second viewing of ’59 Seniors shows the yearbook pages side-by-side as they appear in the yearbook – the photos appear a bit smaller this way so you may need to make them appear larger on your screen as discussed in the brief Helpful Hints section below!

Helpful Hints: If you’re using a computer you can press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and then tap the + sign, also on your keyboard, to make photos larger as they appear on the screen.

And as an alternative, if you use a mouse you can press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboad and then push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you to make the photos bigger. (The other way around works too – to make photos smaller press and hold down on the CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you – this is called zooming in and out!)

And on to the photos!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSL

 

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Local History Photos of the Week May 24, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

I’m working on fine tuning my WordPress skills!

I’ve discovered how to insert photo galleries so you can easily browse a collection of photos. However, I’m having a challenging time figuring out how to place the galleries where I want them within a post — those challenging galleries just want to hang out at the bottom of the page!

So for this week we’ll let the photos hang out at the bottom of the page…

The first gallery of photos seen below show un-named World War I era soliders from the Corning area. If you know who any of those soldiers were, please let us know.

The second gallery seen below features photos taken from the 1948 Corning Free Academy Stator year book. The photos show the senior class and a few extra fun photos.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Local History Photos of the Week May 17, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1:  Old School 3

Our first photo for this week is of the Old School 3 located at the corner of Chemung and Fifth Streets in Corning. The building is still standing and has been convereted into apartments.

We don’t have a date for the year this photo was taken but it was obviously a long time ago as Chemung Street doesn’t appear to have been paved yet!

Photo 2: Horse & Carriage, Penn Yan, Monday, July 25, 1897

Our second photo is of a group, possible a family, getting ready to take a horse and carraige ride. Who the people are in the photo is a mystery – but the general location the photo was taken and that date are certainly not!

And, wow, look at those hats!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the 1956 Campbell Savona Spotlight yearbook including photos of the Senior Class!

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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…

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!

Local History Photos of the Week May 10, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: First Congregational Church

Our first photo is of the old First Congregational Church. We don’t have a date for the photo – but it is a neat one!

Photo 2: Old Corning Glass Works Factory

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Corning Glass Works Factory. We don’t have a date for this photo either but it is safe to say it was taken during the railroad heyday!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the 1964 East High yearbook – the photos show the seniors of the first graduating class of East High and wow, there were a lot of seniors in 1964!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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…

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!

Local History Photos of the Week May 3, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: Masonic Lodge

Our first photo for this week shows the Masonic Lodge, located on Walnut Street in Corning, in the days of old. The photo is undated but the building doesn’t look much different today, although it doesn’t appear that the Elks Lodge building, located to the right of the Masonic Lodge today, had yet been built.

 

Photo 2: Old Corning Viaduct

Our second photo is of one of the old Corning Viaducts. I am just a tad too young to remember the viaducts myself; however, I believe this one is the one that went over what is today Bridge Street in Corning as that appears to be Saint Mary’s Church Steeple in the background.

What a neat photo!

 

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the yearbook “The Poster” from 1948:

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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…

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!