Local History Photos December 3, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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*

The records for all three photos this week, contain a simply description that says “Lumber Industry, Steuben County circa 1900.” So we although we don’t know who the lumbermen are in the photos, or exactly where the photos were taken; we do get a glimpse into what life was like in our area in the early twentieth century – for lumberman anyway!

Local History Photo 1: Steuben County, N.Y. Lumbermen (c. 1900)

Local History Photo 2: Steuben County, N.Y. Lumbermen 2 (c. 1900)

Local History Photo 3: Steuben County Lumbermen 3 (c. 1900)

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

New York In Holiday Dress

The “Erie’s Half Rate Excursion

From The Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. December 5, 1890

A glimpse of the holiday season in our area, in days past!

And although the photo of the special Christmas travel article is pretty clear; here is the text of the article, which is actually a neat ad, for easy of seeing

     NEW YORK IN HOLIDAY DRESS.

     The “Erie’s” Half Rate Excursion

     On Tuesday, December 16th, just before the Holidays, the Erie Railway will give the public a grand opportunity to see the Metropolis in all its Holiday splendor.  Tickets will be on sale at all stations, Hornellsville and Avon to Callicoon, inclusive, including the Tioga and Jefferson divisions; good going on any regular train on above date,  and for return on or before Sunday, December 21, 1890, at the low fare one way for the round trip.  Magnificent Pullman Parlor cars on day trains, and Sleeping cars on night trains.  Pullman car accommodations and full information given upon application to Erie Ticket Agents.  Accommodations should be reserved at once as large numbers will avail themselves of the opportunity.”

And here it he page the article/ad appears on, found in the Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N. Y., December 5, 1890.


Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos November 26, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, December 3, 2021.

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: Oak Street in Painted Post (1921)

Our first photo for this week actually includes a description; which is a bit hard to read – so here is what it says, typed out

“No. 3183 — March 28, 1921 (R. O. H.) Oak Street looking easterly from Delaware Avenue, Painted Post, N. Y.”

What a cool photo showing what a portion of Painted Post looked like 100 years ago!

Local History Photo 2: Imperial Avenue in Painted Post, N.Y. (1921)

Our second photo for this week also features a description, and hear is the typed text which is cut off, but which does tell us the photo was taken on Imperial Avenue – in Painted Post.

“No. 3187 — March 26, 2021 (R. O. H.) Imperial Avenue”

Local History Photo 3: Cohocton River Looking Easterly From Steuben Street, Painted Post, N. Y. (1921)

And our third photo for this week too, is one of the few in our archive that has a description on the photo itself. The description for the third photo says:

“No. 3240 — March 26, 1921 (R. O. H.) North bank Cohocton River looking upstream from Steuben Street, Painted Post, N.Y.”

The initials on all three photos are the same, and may perhaps be the initials of the photographer who seems to have been quite busy on March 26, 1921!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week:

Kidnapped Chauffeur Drive Through Corning Not Daring To Give Warning To Police

from The Evening Leader, Corning N. Y. | November 24, 1920

Here is the text of the exciting article featuring the kidnapped chauffeur; the article does end abruptly but still relays a thrilling adventure!

KIDNAPPED CHAUFFEUR DRIVE THROUGH CORNING NOT DARING TO GIVE WARNING TO POLICE

—–

Robert Coughlin of Rochester Tells Amazing Story of His Experience As Prisoner of Two Men And Girl—Driven to Penny Yann And Finally Arrested At Gettysburg. Pa.

—–

     Charging that he was kidnapped and taken from Rochester to Gettysburg, Pa., against his will, passing through the streets of Corning a captive in an automobile and afraid that he would be killed if he uttered an outcry and complained to the police of this city, is the amazing story of banditry related to Robert Coughlin, 30 years of age, a chauffeur of Rochester, to the police of that city.

     Mr. Coughlin has been employed as a chauffeur by the American Taxicab Company of Rochester. When he wand a sedan car disappeared a week ago, his employers notified the Rochester police department, who found that he had called at the Osburne House, picked up Earl Gerritt, a waiter, and disappeared.

     The Rochester police department sent telegrams to various cities throughout the state with the result that Messrs. Coughlin and Gerritt were arrested in Gettysburg and returned to Rochester. Mr. Coughlin was given his liberty, it being evident that the young man, although he had undergone a thrilling experience, had not been a party to any criminal act.

     Sitting in Sergeant McDonald’s office at the Detective Bureau in Rochester Monday night, young Coughlin said that we he reached the Osburn House he met Gerritt and Duffy, who were the one “Peggy” Harris. The men asked him if he had gasoline enough to take them to Geneva, and he replied he had. The start was made for Geneva, and enroute Gerritt said there were to meet two girls in that city.

     On the arrival of the party in Geneva, Coughlin said the girls were not to be found. The Harris girl then said that they were probably attending a house party that was being held in the outskirts of Penn Yan. So Gerritt said they would drive on to Penn Yan. Coughlin said the trip to Penn Yan was made in good time, they reached that place about midnight. They drove through the principle streets of the village and then about a mile and a half outside. He could not describe the locality.

Money Is Stolen

The car had reached a spot outside of Penn Yan. Coughlin said Gerritt ordered him to stop. Garrett sat in the front seat with him. Coughlin said while Duffy and the Harris woman got out and then told Coughlin to get out too.

     “Come on, get out,” Gerritt is alleged to have said to Coughlin. “We mean business now.”

     Coughlin said Gerritt held a revolver at his side, and as he started to leave his seat the Harris woman leaned forward and held another gun to his head. She also uttered coarse threats as he left the machine. After he climbed out of the sedan Coughlin said Gerritt demanded to know how much money he had. Coughlin said he had about $4, and told so, Gerritt then searched his clothing and took the money he had.

     Gerritt and Duffy then began to talk about tying me to a tree, Coughlin said. “It was a most dismal spot where we had stopped, and I shuddered as I listened to the two men discussing what to do with me. I asked the men to give me a chance. I begged of them not to tie me to a tree as it was so far out of the way that I feared I would die before any one would find me.”

     “Finally Duffy suggested that I had better be taken along as I could probably be used to advantage. They decided to test me, and told me if I made any bad breaks it would go heard with me. I was ordered to get back into the car, but made to take out the back seat. Duffy got into the front seat and after turning the dome light so that the light shone on me he started to drive the car. Gerritt and the girl kept their guns on me.”

Pass Through Corning

     Coughlin is not acquainted with the territory of Ontario county and does not know the places the car passed through on its way south from Penn Yan. He remembers having been in Corning and being in Elmira. In passing through these places, he said, the dome light was turned off. On Tuesday morning about 9 o’clock the party drove into Wellsboro, Pa., where Seamon Harris, a brother to “Peggy” lives. His home, Coughlin says, is on a mountain just outside of the borough. The machine was driven to the Harris home, said Gerritt. Duffy and Harris discussed a plan to do a “job” in Wellsboro that night. As the supply of gasoline was low, Duffy and Gerritt went out to get some. They left Coughlin in the care of “Peggy,” who kept him covered with a revolver all the time the men were gone, about an hour and a half. After their return they sat about for some two hours. Gerritt and Duffy again went out and were gone all night. Coughlin said he became so weary that he went to sleep in the chair he stat in.

License Plates Stolen

It was about 4 o’clock Wednesday morning when the men returned and another start was made in the automobile. The car was driven to Williamsport, Pa., where in one of the streets in the suburbs they saw an automobile at the curb. The men removed the Pennsylvania license plates from the machine and transferred them to the sedan. The New York plates were placed under the floor mat in front.

     Mr. Coughlin said the lights of a restaurant were seen some distance away and Duffy drove to it. They and planned to get out and hold up the persons in charge. But there were too many persons in the place. The party then drove to York, Pa.

And here is the full page that contains the article; page seven of The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y. on Wednesday, November 24, 1920.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos November 19, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

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: Denison Park

The first photo of the week is of a postcard showing a view of Denison Park, in Corning, in the days of old, exact date unknown.

Local History Photo 2: Hornby School (1891)

The second photo of the week shows shows the old one room school house in Hornby NY in the days of old!

Local History Photo 3: Drake Photo (circa 1900)

yAnd our final photo for this week is one taken by the Drake Family; and shows a young girl, possibly one of the Drake daughters stopped on a snow sidewalk in Corning, NY in the midst of winter.

What a cool photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Hagenbeck’s Big Show In The City Today

The picture of the article is fairly clear; however, here is the text should anyone find it easier to read:

Hagenbeck’s Big Show In The City Today (The Evening Leader, Corning, NY | September 19, 1905)

Parade Notable for Its Length, Pretty Horses,

Handsome Wagons and Trappings and Big Menagerie Features

The parade of Carl Hagenbeck Circus this morning and Animal show was one of the largest and best street parades ever given in this city.  It took fully 25 minutes to pass a given point, and each of the minutes was filled with spectacle of strange and ferocious beasts, splendid horses, bright uniforms, gayly painted vans and magnificent bands.

     The big and truly unique parade left the showgrounds at the appointed hour following the usual line of march.  Large crowds viewed the parade and the streets were thronged throughout the route to be traversed.  The usual crowd of shouting boys followed the parade from the grounds and few in an ever increasing throng when the center of the city was passed on the homeward march.  The leading vans were filled with a fine collection of lions, tigers and polar bears.  Following came one of the most popular features of the big parade, a big monkey riding a pony drive by a clown.  Around this was a crowd of boys and the monkey seemed to enjoy his  popularity.  This was followed by a gorgeous tableaux wagon, drawn by magnificent horses with splendid harnesses, a herd of 16 African and Asiatic elephants and several large camels covered by the most beautiful trappings were a good feature of the parade.  In most of the chariots were many strange kinds of animals as well as dozens of representatives of the cat family,  panther, tigers, jaguars, leopards, pumas, etc.. and were a splendid specimen and appeared to be in very best condition.

    Two band and a stream calliope played popular airs during the parade, but the favorite of the small boy was the wagon carrying the clown band.  Hundreds of small boys follows this wagon to the show grounds, where the doors for the afternoon’s performance were thrown open at 1 o’clock to give one hour’s time for the inspection of the greatest wild animal exhibition which was ever brought to this country.

     Sharply at 2 o’clock the performance of the big Carl Hagenbeck Circus started with a magnificent entrée.

     The performance was a great surprise to everybody who visited the show, but it is really the best circus which has ever been in Corning.

  Trained horses, equals of which have never been seen in this city bar and flying trapezes performances which could be star acts with any big circuses of America or Europe, high wire acts, and the best clowns known to circus visitors were all there and besides that, there were displays of the finest animal training.  The name of Carl Hagenbeck is known to everybody in this country as the greatest animal trainer since he exhibited his magnificent animals at the Chicago Fair. (an unreadable line and a half) the best circus organizer, and he is not only the animal king, but he is the king of showmen. Roars of lions and tigers, trumpeting elephants mixed beautifully with the laughter caused by the funny antics of the clowns, the marvelous tumbling of the acrobats and the death defying leaps of mid air performances.  The big tent where the performances take place, occupies more space than the biggest American circus and will be filled during the performance and no doubt they will turn them away tonight.

  The doors will open at 7 and the show will begin at 8 o’clock.

And here is the entire page of The Evening Leader on which the article appears:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos November 12, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

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*

All three of our local history photos for the week were taken by members of the Drake Family in the early twentieth century, and later donated to the library. They are cool photos showing local lake life in the early twentieth century and are perfect to take a gander at for all, but especially those who are missing the summer season!

Local History Photo 1: Drake Lake Photo

Local History Photo 2: Drake Lake Photo 2

Local History Photo 3: And A Third Drake Lake Photo

Old Newspaper Article of the Week:

Won At Home

Our old time article of the week relays how, in “Corning yesterday won the first League game of baseball played on the home grounds defeating the Penn Yan club by a score of 4 to 1.” The article is from the Corning Daily Journal, published on July 1, 1904!

And here is the entire page from the Corning Journal for July 1, 1904; should you like to take a look!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos November 5, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

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: Market Street in Corning

Our first photo for this week shows an unpaved Market Street in the pre-automobile era. And boy, does that street look muddy!

Local History Photo 2: Parade Celebrating The End of World War I

Our second photo for this week shows a section of Market Street in Corning during a parade to celebrate the end of World War I. What cool photo! You can clearly see members of the brass band and the soldiers looking smart in their, now, vintage uniforms.

Local History Photo 3: Bluff Point, Keuka Lake

And our final photo for this week is of a vintage post card showing Bluff Point at Keuka Lake in the days of old.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Visitors Came To Corning On Sleigh Ride

Our article of the week “Came To Corning On Sleigh Ride” and it is the top story in the what’s happening locally column for January 2, 1915.

The photo of the article is pretty clear; but here is the text:

“Lindley, Jan 2 –The following young people from this place enjoyed a sleigh ride to Corning Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Landis, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brennan, Misses Ruby Jenale and Mary Brennan, Bernice Hockart, Marjorie Hill and Ella Hartman. Messers. Francis Moody, Frank Losey, Hugh Orcutt, Harlo Brennan, Charles Hartman, Nelson Heckard, Leo Miller and Earle Hartman.

As the party where returning home, Guy Hill was taken with a severe pain in his heart, becoming unconscious. The occupants were obliged to remove him to the farm house of Frank Erwin and Dr. Shumway of Painted Post was called, after which the journey home. Mr. Hill regained consciousness but was not able to be returned to his home. He is importing.”

One hopes that Mr. Hill made a complete recovery of course! However, I selected this article as I love the mental imagery of ridding a horse drawn sleigh from Lindley to Corning – what fun that would be!

And the photo below shows the entire page of the Corning Evening Leader that contains the Sleigh Ride piece; from the Corning Evening Leader, January 2, 1915 edition, page seven.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos October 29, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

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 week all three photos show flooding in, or near, Corning Glass Works buildings in 1946.

Local History Photo 1: Corning Glass Building #21 Flooded Basement (1946)

Local History Photo 2: Flood Waters Near Corning Glass Works Buildings (1946)

Local History Photo 3: Flooded Basement of Corning Glass Works Office 21 (1946)

Old Newspaper Article of the Week:

Painted Post Had Big Time & Events Column

(Corning Evening Leader, July 6, 1909)

The entire page, the column appeared on, from the Corning Evening Leader, Tuesday, July 6, 1909.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos October 22, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

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*

All three of our local history photo for this week show what appears to be a most enjoyable parade at sometime in the past – I believe the parade was in Corning and the camels and inflated floats are super cool!

Local History Photo 1: Parade Photo 1

Local History Photo 2: Parade Photo 2

Local History Photo 3: Parade Photo 3

Old Newspaper Article of the Week – The Events Column from the Corning Daily Democrat, December 5, 1895

And below the column, the entire page!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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…

Local History Photos October 8, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and, as I will be on vacation next wee, the next local history photo posting will be up in two weeks on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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: Fireman & Vintage Firetruck

Our first photo for this week was taken in Corning, at an unknown date, and shows a super cool vintage firetruck and fireman to boot!

Local History Photo 2: Springbrook Farm & Cheese Factory

Our second photo fort his week shows the Springbrook Dairy & Cheese Factory. Our records don’t indicate where the dairy and farm were located – if you know, please let us know!

Local History Photo 3: Patriotic Home

Our final photo for this week is of a vary patriotic look home. Our records don’t give an exact address for the home – they simple indicate that the house is/was located in Corning.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week: The Corning Evening Leader (9-10-1928)

Baron Steuben Hotel Opens Edition

A related article on the top-notch club house in the hotel, followed by a full-page article on the hotel opening and a final page on the importance of the man the hotel was named for – Revolutionary War hero – Baron Von Steuben.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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…

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!

Local History Photos October 1, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 8, 2021.

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: Interior of Old McBurney House On Pulteney Street in Corning

Our first photo for this week shows what today we’d call the living room of the old McBurney House. The house is located somewhere on East Pulteney Street in Corning; and the lady seen in the photo is Lucy Bryant, mother of the then owner of the house James McBurney.

Local History Photo 2: After The Flood of ’72

Our second photo for this week offers us a street shot showing some of the damaged buildings in Corning after flood of 1972. Our record card doesn’t state where the photo was taken, so if you recognize the location – let us know!

Local History Photo 3: General Eisenhower In Corning

Our third photo for this week is of then General Eisenhower giving a speech at the dedication of the World War Memorial Stadium in Corning, in September 1948.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week:

North Side (Corning Evening Leader, April 14, 1907)

Our newspaper article for this week might actually be called What’s Going On On The Northside as it offers a terrific example of the now charming reporting on what members of the local community were doing in the spring of 1907.

And I think the photo of the article is fairly clear; but just in case anyone would prefer to read the text of the North Side happenings column, sans the advertisement titled “PILES”, here is the text:

FAIR WILL HOLD OVER TONIGHT

So large was the attendance at the Fireman’s Fair on the North Side Saturday night that it amounted to a crush and at one time it seemed as though it would be necessary to close the doors and stop selling tickets.

Inside the hall from almost the time the doors opened until midnight was a swarm of humanity that made it impossible for one to get about and visit the booths without fighting their way through the lam. The occasion was enlivened by music from the Red Men’s Fife and Drum Corps.

During the six nights of the fair the receipts amounted to $890. This did not include the many season tickets sold by the fireman of which no record has yet been made. It is roughly estimated that when the expenses of the fair have been subtracted from the total receipts that the fireman will have cleared $600.

The fair will be held over tonight to enable the committee to dispose of the few remaining articles left in the booths.

———

–The hen house of Charles Woodward located in the rear of his residence on Townley Avenue was entered by chicken thieves Sunday night and one hen taken. An oil stained monkey wrench which the thieves evidently intended to use in forcing the unlocked door was left behind.

–The residence of George Cook situated on Bridge Street was recently sold to Central trainman H. O. Brown of the North Side, also the Hicks dwelling on Hart Street to Edward Jenk of Erwins through the estate agency of Charles Bennett.

–Miss Anna Stevens spent Sunday at her home in Elmira.

–Miss Goldie Goldberg has returned to her position as a milliner of the Wing & Bostwick store.

–Mrs. McCormick and daughter Helena of Elmira were the guests of relatives on the North Side over Sunday.

–David Perry of Elmira spent Sunday with his sister Mrs. Carrie Brown of River Street.

–Cecil Harrington was the guest of friends on the North Side Sunday.

–Emery Fine of New York is spending a few days at the residence of Solomon Goldberg of Bridge Street.

–Owning to the fact that the Central paycar arrived in Corning this afternoon the Wing & Bostwick store will remain open tonight instead of tomorrow night as has been the custom in the past.

—-

Then The Mercury Froze

I think London is a lovely place for a honeymoon, don’t you dear?

“Yes darling”, he replied in an abstracted manner. I shall always come here in the future” Stray Stories

And here is the entire page of The Evening Leader that the North Side community news column appeared on – in case you’d like to read the entire page.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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…

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!

Local History Photos September 24, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, October 1, 2021.

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: Lumber Mill

Our first photo for this week shows a lumber mill, erected in 1891, that once stood on Post Creek Highway, aka Post Creek Road in Catlin.

It is hard to believe today; but once upon a time the lumber industry was a major employer in our area!

Local History Photo 2: The Old Henderson House

Our second photo for this week shows a house that records indicate was once known as “the old Henderson” house, located at 76 E. Third Street. If you look closely, in the back ground at the left and right of the house, you can see barns; in keeping with the main mode of transportation of the day being horse power!

Local History Photo 3: Ambassador Houghton’s House & Gardens

Our third photo for this week is of a post card showing “Ambassador Houghton’s Residence And Garden’s Corning, N.Y.” What a cool photo! And those gardens are impressive even in black and white!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week: Front Page Poetry!

Once upon a time newspapers included poetry in their offerings! The two poems seen in the photo, appeared on the front page of the Corning & Blossburg Advocate on Wednesday, September 28, 1842!

As both poems are rather long, and the image of the poems is fairly clear, I’m only going to include the text of the first poem as it appeared in the newspaper (also of note, sometimes the spelling/punctuation of yesterday isn’t the spelling/punctuation of today)

SONG OF THE AMERICAN GIRL

Our hearts are with our native land,

Our song is for her glory ;

Her warrior’s wreath is in our hand,

Our lips breath our her story.

Her lofty hills and vallies green,

Are shining bright before us ;

And like a rainbow sign is seen

Her proud flag waving o’er us.

And there are smiles upon our lips

For those who meet her foeman,

For Glory’s star knows no eclipse

When smiled upon by woman.

For those who grave the might deep

And scorn the threat of danger,

We’ve smiles to cheer—and tears to weep

For every ocean ranger.

Our hearts are with our native land,

Our song is for her freedom ;

Our prayers are for the gallant band

Who strike where honor leads them.

We love the taintless air we breathe,

‘Tis freedoms endless dower ;

We’ll twine for him an endless wreath

Who scorns a tyrant’s power.

The tell of France’s beauties rare,

Of Italy’s proudest daughters ;

Of Scotland’s lasses—England’s fair,

And nymphs of Shannon’s waters—

We need not boast their charms,

Though lords around them hover ;

A FREEMAN for a lover!

And here is the entire front page of the Corning & Blossburg Advocate, September 28, 1842 edition, in case you’d like to peruse it!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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…

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!