Local History Photos February 4, 2022

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 out on Friday, February 11, 2022.

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: The Local Lumber Industry

Our first photo for this week shows a local lumber mill in the early twentieth century. Mill work was once big business in Steuben County.

Local History Photo 2: Market Street, Corning NY

Our second photo for this week shows Market Street in the early nineteen sixties – a great glimpse into the past!

Local History Photo 3: Early Local Rubber Tires On Transportation

Our record for this photo indicated that the vehicle has an early edition of rubber tires – which I can’t quite see myself – but it s a neat photo of two young children on a summers day – way, back when!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The Free Library

From the Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | January 7, 1897

This article mentions the opening of the Corning Free Library in Corning. And I usually include the text of each Old Newspaper Article of the week – but this week, as we’re running out of week early due to the winter storm – I won’t have time – as it is such a cool article I will add that information next week; and in the meantime hope that everyone can read this neat article!

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon from the Daily Democrat

And The Front Page of the the Corning Daily Democrat for that day, January 7, 1897; so we can get brief glimpse of what was going on in the world that day!

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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