Local History Photos of the Week July 5, 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*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Taking A Stroll 

Our first photo for this week shows a young girl walking down one of Corning’s old plank-board side-walks. She seems to be ready to play the old hoop rolling game.

What a neat photo!

The photo was probably taken during the Victorian era and one hopes that the little girl could run and play the hoop rolling game dressed in a long dress and hat!

Photo 2: Market Street Circa 1955 – 1960

Our second photo for this week shows Market Street in days gone by. In looking at the cars we can guess the photo was probably taken in the late fifties or early sixties.

This too is a really cool photo!

I seem to recall the Singer and Bern Furniture stores that used to be on Market Street, but I haven’t a clue what type of a store Alpert’s was nor do I recall a combination drug store and restaurant on Market Street – how about you?

If you have any stories of Corning in the days of old, please feel free to share them, we’d love to hear them!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show one of the earliest yearbooks in our collection, the Corning Free Academy Stator from September 1903.

This is one cool year book, however, there is not a single photo in it! But the poetry is great fun!

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!

One thought on “Local History Photos of the Week July 5, 2019

  1. The store in photo #2 of Market Street from your July 5, 2019 post is Alpert’s Jewelers and Opticians. I grew up in Corning in the 40s and 50s and recognized the sign.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your history. At some point I might be able to send a few photos, once I go through some boxes now stored away. (If they look interesting once unearthed!)



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