Local History Photos of the Week June 22, 2019

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

Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

This Sunday, June 23, 2019, is the forty-seventh anniversary of the Flood of ’72. To commemorate the occasion, here is a collection of photos taken on June 23, 1972 and in the days after the flood.


Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of Painted Post High School in 1930.

And I have to say, this is a lovely yearbook, especially considering the fact that the country was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1930. The cover is a bit time worn but the photos and illustrations are terrific!

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Cover & Title Page:

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Dedication Page:

1930 Poster Senior Class History

Senior Class Advisory Miss Goodrich:

Seniors: Adsit – Cary

Seniors: Davis – Edmister

Seniors: Gage – King

Seniors: Lawson – Peet

Seniors: Pierce – Sweeney

Seniors: Thomas – Van Wie and P. Hoffman

Just after graduation story and Class Will

Glimpses of the Washington Trip

Class Poem 1930

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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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