Local History Photos of the Week July 26, 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*

Photo 1: Corning Parade 

Our first photo for this week shows a parade in the City of Corning at some time in the past.

What a cool photo! In addition, to showing one of the city streets before it was paved, this photo also shows the wooden sidewalks that pre-dated the concrete and brick sidewalks that were installed later.

And of course, the parade itself is interesting to take a gander at! One wonders what the celebration was about as our records don’t feature that information.

Photo 2: Clocktower Postcard

Our second for this week shows what is today Centerway Square in Corning. Today the bridge in the background is a walking bridge and the area near the clock tower is for pedestrian traffic only. This photo looks like it was taken in the 1930s although it is undated.

Year Book Snapshots:

Just a note about the photos of yearbook pages for this week! I had decided to go back to taking photos of the individual pages of the yearbooks as it is fairly easy to crop the photos and then upload them to WordPress. Unfortunately, Windows did an update and moved some of the cropping tools incorporated with Windows 10. And in my determination to find all the new settings – I’ve run out of week – thus the shaggy photos. I promise I will figure out the new bells and whistles before next week!

West High Skold 1976 Yearbook Cover

Seniors: Abraham – Armstrong

Seniors: Ayers – Bibalo

Seniors: Black – Callahan

Seniors:  Campbell – Clark

Seniors: Clark – Craft

Seniors: Crane – Dibble

Seniors: Dickerson – Ellison

Seniors: English – Fuller

Seniors: Fuller – Hartman

Seniors: Hartman – Johns

Seniors: Johnson – Klopp

Seniors: Klopp – Lynch

Seniors: MacDowell – McConnell

Seniors: McConnell – Naylor

Seniors: Nelson – Pierce

Seniors: Pieri – Pierce

Seniors: Pieri – Ribble

Seniors: Ribble – Schirmer

Seniors: Schoonover – Smith

Seniors: Smyers – Starkey

Seniors: Stone – Tillinghast

Seniors: Vander Noorda – Webster

Seniors: Vander Noorda – Walck

Seniors: Wiesenfeld – Yaple

Seniors:  Youngs – Z (plus extra students)

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower by Dave Rochelle | Sep 12, 2015, Urban Corning, https://urbancorning.com/2015/09/exploring-the-academy-place-clock-tower/

*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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