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:


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!

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