Local History Photos May 22, 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: Decorated Building

The record for our first photo of the week indicates that the building was located on the corner of Pine and Market Streets and was decorated for a Fireman’s Convention. I’m guessing the fireman’s convention might have coincided with either Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day judging by the patriotic decorations. So, it seems a good time to share this photo as we remember those who have been lost in service to their country on this long Memorial Day weekend.

Local History Photo 2

Our second photo for this week shows a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works complex.

What a neat photo!

Local History Photo 3: East Second Street in Corning

Our final photo for this week features a view of an unpaved East Second Street in Corning looking east from Cedar Street.

I don’t know when the roads in the City of Corning were originally paved;and of course at the moment I don’t have access to all the local history books at the library!

I will, however, do some research when I can, and see if I can find out when the city streets were first paved as that would be an interesting fact to know!

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!

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