Local History Photos April 3, 2020

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: North Hamilton Street

Our first photo shows North Hamilton Street in Painted Post, before the Indian moment was moved.

What a neat photo!

 

 

Local History Photo 2: Unknown Glass Worker

Our second photo for this week shows a glass worker – but who the man is and where the photo was taken remain a mystery. If you recognize the glass craftsman and/or the place the photo was taken, please let us know!

 

 

Local History Photo 3: The Castle (old arsenal)

Our third photo shows the old arsenal, AKA The Castle, which was located on Corning’s Southside, before it was torn down in the 1960s to make way for the Castle Garden Apartments.

 

 

Have good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

 

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

Online Resources: Lynda.com, Databases, Etc.

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

In relation, I’m working on a basic walk-through tutorial for Heritage Question and will have that ready to share next week.

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Moment in History Project: Coronavirus Pandemic Chronicle

Hi everyone, this local history posting is different from any other local history posting I’ve ever put up.

We all know we are living during a notable moment in history. The time of the Coronavirus will be written about by future historians right along with subjects like 9/11, the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and the Civil Rights Movement.

And the idea behind this little local history project, is to record the thoughts, experiences and impressions of people of our area while they are living through the Coronavirus Pandemic, and to compile those thoughts, experiences and impressions into a chronicle for future generations; so future generations will be able to catch a glimpse of what life was like for people of our region during this crisis.

When the crisis has past, I will compile the information into a binder titled Southern Tier Coronavirus Chronicle. The chronicle will reside in the local history room at the Southeast Steuben County Library, where anyone who wishes to may stop by and read it.

There are three ways to fill out this feedback form, by clicking on the link to download a copy via the following Word and PDF links

Word Link

Local History Moment In History Coronavirus Chronicle Form

PDF Link

Local History Moment In History Coronavirus Chronicle Form

Or by copying and pasting the following text of the document.

You may also post a comment to the blog if you’d like to start an immediate conversation!

And here’s the pasted version of the form!

 

Local History Moment in History Project

What Life is like in the Southern Tier during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Introduction: We are living during a notable moment in history. The time of the Coronavirus will be written about by future historians right along with subjects like 9/11, the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and the Civil Rights Movement.

And the idea behind this little local history project, is to record the thoughts, experiences and impressions of people of our area while they are living through Coronavirus Pandemic; and to compile those thoughts, experiences and impressions into a written chronicle for future generations, so future residents of the Southern Tier will be able to catch a glimpse of what life was like for people of our region during this crisis.

SUBJECT: Reminiscence of Life during the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Southern Tier 2020

 

Today’s Date:

 

Name:

 

Where do you live? (i.e. Corning, Bath etc.):

 

Six Questions

 

Please feel free to answer briefly, or expansively!

 

1. When did you first become aware of the Coronavirus?

 

2. What regular activities, that you cannot currently participate in, do you miss?

 

3. Do you have a favorite restaurant or business that you usually frequent and that you miss visiting?

 

4. Have you been able to remotely communicate with family, friends and colleagues online? And if so, how has the communication impacted your life?

 

5. What concerns do you have for the future both during and after the Coronavirus Pandemic?

 

 

6. In what ways has your daily life changed during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

 

 

At your convenience, please return the completed form to Linda Reimer at the Southeast Steuben County Library

Via email: REIMERL@STLS.ORG

Or postal mail:

Southeast Steuben County Library
Attn: Linda Reimer
300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101
Corning, N.Y. 14830

 

References

Governor Cuomo Signs the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order, March 20, 2020. Official New York State website,
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-new-york-state-pause-executive-order

 

Stay safe and be well!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Photos March 27, 2020

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: Baseball Game

Our first photo for this week, shows a baseball game that was held in Corning on September 4, 1896! The photo was donated by the Drake Family.

 

 

Local History Photo 2: Construction Crew

Our second photo for this week shows a local construction crew at some time in the past! Our record for this photo only states that it was donated by “DPW.”

So if you have eagle eyes and recognize where the photo was taken, please let us know!

 

 

Local History Photo 3: Horse & Carriage

Our third photo for this week was also donated to the library by the Drake Family. And although our record card for this photo doesn’t contain any additional information, I believe we can safely say it was taken somewhere on the Southside Hill of Corning, as we can clearly see the old Corning Glass Works factory in the background! What a neat photo!

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

Online Resources: Lynda.com, Databases, Etc.

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

In relation, I’m working on a basic walk-through tutorial for Heritage Question and will have that ready to share next week.

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

Local History Photos March 20, 2020

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week. I’m still getting used to working from home, so, I’ll work on a beefier posting for next week, but for now – here are a couple of photos for your weekend viewing pleasure.

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 Photos 1 & 2: Eisenhower

I know General Eisenhower visited Corning, but I’m not sure when, and our records for these photos don’t indicate the year. But I’m guessing he visited Corning in the late 1940s or early 1950s since he is still wearing a military uniform – I’m guessing he hadn’t yet been elected president.

If you know anything about General/President Eisenhower’s visit to Corning, please let us know.

 

 

Local History Photo 3:

Our third photo for this week shows Second Street in Corning, looking east from Cedar Street, year unknown.

 

 

Local History Photo 4: Postcard of Corning Glass Works

And our final photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Corning Glass factory in the days of old.

 

 

Enjoy the photos and stay safe everyone,

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!

Local History Photos March 13, 2020

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: Market Street

Our first photo for this week shows unpaved Market Street, year unknown – but in a time before cars!

 

 

Local History Photo 2: First Bank & Trust Company

Our second photo for this week shows part of Centerway Square and the First Bank & Trust Company sometime in the 1970s.

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!

Local History Photos March 6, 2020

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: Horse & Carriage In Centerway Square

Our photos for this week are both street scenes.

The first photo shows a horse and carriage in front of the Clock Tower in Centerwary Square. The Clock Tower is still there; however, the rest of the square looks quite different as the building to the left of the tower was subsequently demolished and replaced with more than one new building. Today that area houses the building that used to be the Baron Steuben Hotel and, further back, a municipal parking garage. And I believe one of the buildings to the right of the Clock Tower was later demolished, but the other building, the one just to the right of the carriage, is still there.

And of course, the unpaved streets have been paved since the photo was taken.

What a neat view of how life used to be in Corning!

Local History Photo 2:

Our second photo for this week shows a streetcar, in the days of old, turning a corner at one of the intersections in Corning. The record for the photo doesn’t indicate exactly where the photo was taken, so if you have eagle eyes and recognize the house behind the streetcar and where it is located, please let us know!

And again, what a cool photo!

You can see the back of the conductor, in his conductor’s uniform, getting on the streetcar, the family sitting on the porch and porch steps in the background, and the man in the hat walking across the street who seems to be wearing a flat straw hat!

 

 

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!

Local History Photos February 28, 2020

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: Market Street

Our first photo shows a section of lower Pine Street looking toward the clock tower in Centerway Square – in the pre-auto days with horses and carriages!

 

Local History Photo 2:

Our second photo for this week shows the Corning Glass factory complex, in the day of old, with part of the Henry Clay Coal company building seen in the foreground. The area the buildings were located in is near where the modern Corning Incorporated headquarters building is today – near Centerway Square.

 

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!