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*
This weeks’ posting is going to be a bit different! I did some research for a patron this week on the Bridge Street Bridge; the current Bridge Street Bridge which was completed in November of 1937.
And according to the information in the Corning Evening Leader, it was quite a bit deal when the bridge opened! 10,000 people attended the opening of the bridge, they had a parade and100 musicians played!
So here are photos of some of the stories in the Leader in the days just before and after the bridge opening, followed by two photos that show the bridge under construction:
Stories on the Bridge Street Bridge Opening from the Corning Evening Leader
Photos of the Bridge Street Bridge while under construction
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!