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!

3 thoughts on “Local History Photos April 3, 2020

  1. I believe the picture of the glass blower is my great grandfather Charles Emil Nelson. He worked for Corning Glass Works from 1892 until his death in 1941. A picture of him was on the cover of a brochure published By Corning Glass in 1938 entitled “A Short Story of Technical Glassware”. Another picture was in an advertisement Corning Glass must have put out around the same time. It shows Charles blowing glass and the headline says “Charles Emil Nelson – Friend of Trainmen”

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