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, August 6, 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: Denison Park
Our first photo for this week shows Denison Park, and more specifically the Denison Park Pond bridge as some point in the past. The date the photo was taken is unknown but what a cool photo!
Local History Photo 2: Early Glenn Curtis Plane – America
Where and when, exactly, our second photo for this week was taken is a mystery. However, we do know that it shows an early Glenn Curtis plane – The America!
Local History Photo 3: Third Street Looking East
Our third photo for this week shows an unpaved West Third Street looking eastwards, from Walnut Street towards Pine Street. This photo of a postcard is super cool as it shows the street before it was paved; and, it shows the street prior to CFA being built in the 1920s which you can see if you look closely at the fence seen at the very edge of the left side of the photo. And the two houses seen at right were once owned respectively by Arthur C. Houghton (circular porch) and the one on the corner of Pine Street and Third by the Sinclair Family – those houses are still there.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!