Local History Photos October 23, 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*

Photo 1: Unpaved Market Street

Our first photo for this week is a super oldie; it shows an unpaved Market Street at some time in the past.

And wow, the horse drawn carriage and the early automobile are super cool!

Photo 2: View of Viaduct & Glass Factory

Our second photo for this week shows a bird’s eye view of the old viaduct and Corning Glass Factor years and years ago. Our records don’t have a date for the photo; but I believe that is the unpainted Little Joe Tower in the middle of the photo; so I think, perhaps, the photo was taken in the early Twentieth Century; possibly before the first World War.

Photo 3: Parade In Corning

Our final photo for this week is one of several in our archive that show a parade in Corning at some time in the past. The record for the photo is blank so we don’t know when the photo was taken; but even so – the unpaved street, the wooden sidewalk and the dapper men in their uniforms sure make this photo sparkle!

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Jordan, Jason. & Simon, Neal. (2018, February 22). Footnotes in local, presidential history. Hornell Evening Tribune., https://www.eveningtribune.com/news/20180222/footnotes-in-local-presidential-history

Local History Online Library Resources:

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:

Research & Learning: 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

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 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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