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


     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:


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!

One thought on “Local History Photos December 3, 2021

  1. Thanks for all of your fun Friday posts, Linda!

    I hope you are well.

    -Paul Cullen an old Carder School classmate of yours

    From: Corning History Reply-To: Corning History Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 4:04 PM To: “Paul D. Cullen, Jr.” Subject: [New post] Local History Photos December 3, 2021

    Linda Reimer posted: ” 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 o”


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