Local History Photos December 6, 2019

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

Helpful Photo 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:  CFA Staff circa 1934-1935

A handful of Corning Free Academy staff, shown enjoying the sunshine and having their photo taken back in 1934 or 1935. The individual staff members are unidentified, so if you recognize any of the teachers in the photo – please let us know!



Local History Photo 2: Fred & Ella Gridley

This 1889 photo shows Fred & Ella Gridley on their wedding day.

What a cool photo! One hopes the happy couple lived proverbially and literally happily ever after.



Year Book Snapshots:


The East High School Class of 1965!

Seniors: Abbey – Anastasi



Seniors: Apostolou – Beebe



Seniors: Bedner – Black



Seniors: Black – Brownrigg



Seniors: Buffamonte – Cantaloupo



Seniors: Carozzoni – Clark



Seniors: Colacecchi – Crimmer



Seniors: Cummings – DiGiacomo



Seniors: Dobromil – Eisenrieth



Seniors: Ellison – Force



Seniors: Force – Giardina



Seniors: Gillespie – Griswold



Seniors: Gullo – Harrington



Seniors: Heide – Howard



Seniors: Howe – Josefovicz



Seniors: Kaplan – Kocher



Seniors: Kolcun – Loytty



Seniors: Machuga – Mcllwain



Seniors: Mehall – Moran



Seniors: Moss – Oburn



Seniors: O’Bryan – Pelham



Seniors: Perrin – Reed



Seniors: Reynolds – Roland 



Seniors: Rose – Shaddock



Seniors: Shelanskey – Stanton



Seniors: Steen – Sullivan



Seniors: Sutherland – Tuma



Seniors: Tuma – Watlock



Seniors: Watson – Woeppel



Seniors: Wurth – Yorio & Frawley



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 December 6, 2019

  1. CFA Staff.

    Grace Tobey on the left (American History)
    Elsie Clute on the right (Art)

    If my memory is still working

    Bob Hood (CFA Class of 1959)


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