Local History Photos of the Week November 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*

 

 

Local History Photo 1:

Balloonist In City of Corning

This photo was taken by the Drake Family and shows a helium balloon being ready for takeoff circa 1900!

 

 

Local History Photo 2: Horse & Carriages

Our second photo for this week was also taken by a member of the Drake Family circa 1900 and shows two horses and carriages driving down an unpaved Corning street.

And I love the Dickensque top hat the driver of the carriage seen at the right side of the photo is wearing – how cool is that?!

 

 

Year Book Snapshots:

The 1938 Stator Cover

 

 

The Class of 1938:

Seniors: A – C

 

 

The Class of 1938:

Seniors: C – H

 

 

The Class of 1938:

Seniors H – M

 

 

The Class of 1938:

Seniors M – S

 

 

The Class of 1938:

Seniors S- Z

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…

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!

4 thoughts on “Local History Photos of the Week November 22, 2019

  1. Very interesting to see Senior photos of Joe Littleton and Bob Shadduck.
    Joe went on to become a leading light in Corning Research, and Bob Shadduck was a major force on WCLI in the 1950’s.
    My mother, Helen Toby Hood (Werner) was a teacher at CFA during this time period.
    It is indeed a SMALL WORLD!

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    • I love those local stories!

      Thanks for sharing.

      I had fun creating this posting, not that I don’t always enjoy creating local history postings! However, this time around I was pleased to get to the photos of seniors whose last names start with L and see my very young great Uncle Robert Lawrence!

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  2. Thank you Linda!

    It would be interesting to see the late 60s to early 70’s yearbooks to see when the long hair hippy look became acceptable in the Corning area.

    -Paul

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