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 20, 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: Corning Free Academy Graduating Class of 1895
Our first photo for this week, shows the Corning Free Academy graduating class of 1895! The women certainly outnumbered the men!
And below the photo, I scanned the list of names of the graduates found on the back of the photo.
Local History Photo 2: Parade In Front Of Woolworth Store
I believe this photo was taken in Corning during a parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of Corning Glass Works in September of 1948. I think that is the case, as several of the other photos in our archive, filed near this one, also show scenes of a parade seemingly at the same time as this photo. I choose this photo for a photo of the week, as I think the old Woolworth store in the background is super cool! Of course, the members of the marching band are cool too!
Local History Photo 3: The Old Corning Evening Leader Building
Our final photo for this week shows the old Corning Evening Leader building, as it appeared on a postcard. I have to admit, I don’t know where the old Corning Evening Leader building was located – I’ll have to check our city directories, find out and report back next week!
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!