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 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 March 20, 2020

  1. He came to Corning in 1950 to celebrate the dedication of the new “Memorial Stadium” (on the Northside, just over the Centerway Bridge.)


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