Local History Photos February 18, 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 up on Friday, February 25, 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: Corning In Winter

Our first photo is one of the Drake Family photos we have in our archive; and it shows one of the Drake daughters in her long winter coat – with a wonderful view of the City of Corning, as it was then, behind her!

Local History Photo 2: Baseball Game in Corning

Spring is coming! So I thought this photo would be a good one to share this week; it shows baseball game unfolding in Corning in the days of old!

Local History Photo 3: Corning Glass Works Factory

And our third photo for this week, is of an old postcard showing the old Corning Glass Works Factory. The date the photo was taken is unknown, however if we look closely at the picture we can see a date that was handwritten on the card – and it says 1906 – so it is safe to say the photo was taken prior to 1907!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Coach Meehan Will Come To Corning For Big Banquet

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 10, 1924

John Francis “Chick” Meehan was the head coach of football for Syracuse University from 1920 – 1924,

He attended Syracuse himself and was the quarterback on the Syracuse team from 1915 – 1917.

After his coach-tenure at Syracuse, Meehan went on to coach for New York University and Manhattan College.

And here we see all of page fifteen from The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 10, 1924.

The Front Page of The Evening Leader for that day | December 10, 1924.

And as the front page for December 10, 1924, has a rather dark feature story; here is yet another page from that same days’ Evening Leader, page 5

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Chick Meehan, Football Coach Of N.Y.U. and Syracuse, Dead. The New York Times. November 10, 1972. Retrieved February 18, 2022. (Print)

Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame. (n.d.). John Meehan. https://www.greatersyracusesportshalloffame.com/john-meehan

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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