Local History Photos December 13, 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:  Coring Glass Works 1946

The record for this photo says “Looking S. from shipping platform between buildings #5 and #21”

I believe the photo was taken on the southside of Corning near where the new headquarters building is today. And obviously they were experiencing some major flooding in 1946s! If you know anything about the location of old Corning Glass Works buildings 5 and 21, let us know!



Local History Photo 2: Cars in Flood

A second photo, the same vintage as the first shows cars near Corning Glass Works buildings in 1946.



Year Book Snapshots:

 Corning Free Academy Stator, December 1912

The December 1912 Stator features just one photo and here it is:

The photo is a bit crooked because the binding of the yearbook is a bit fragile. However, it is still super cool to see the 1912 CFA football team!



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 13, 2019

  1. Building 21 was the old administration building before the 9 story “black box” was built. It was the “h” shaped building at the Walnut St. entrance. Old age has affected my memory because I can’t recall building 5’s location. Obviously it was next to bldg. 21, but I can’t remember it’s exact location.


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