Local History Photos February 25, 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, March 4, 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: Flooding in Corning

Our first photo is one of a number of “photos of photos” we have in our local history archive. This one shows flooding in the City of Corning back in 1946. I must admit I like the little push pins that crept into the “photo of a photo” as I can imagine someone with a huge cork board highlighting many neat local history photos.

Local History Photo 2: Country Club (Corning, N.Y.)

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old country club in Corning; the date the photo for the postcard was taken is unknown – but what a cool postcard!

Local History Photo 3: Planes in Steuben County

Our final photo for this week shows some early aircraft at a location somewhere in Steuben County. The exact date the photo was taken is unknown; however, the car we can see at the left edge of the photo — it looks like it might have been from the 1930s or 1940s – a very cool photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The text of the article, which focuses women demanding the right to vote in the days before the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920; is as follows:

The Corning Daily Journal, Corning N.Y. | February 24, 1909, p. 4


Great Inundation of Most Up-to-Date Spring Fashions


Special to Corning Journal

     Albany, Feb. 24.—To-day the Capital has been inundated with members of the fair sex, the most of them coming to demand their rights as “Suffragettes” at a hearing of the join Judiciary Committees of the Senate and Assembly.

      So great was the number of women and their retinue of men attendants that the hearing took place in the Assembly Chamber.  Over two hundred came up from New York City, which seems to be the present American headquarters of those pressing the movement for equal suffrage in this country, following hard after the methods of agitation adopted by the London “Suffragettes.”

     The women asking for the ballot and other “equal rights” were very enthusiastic at to-day’s hearing, and were not slow in expressing their disapproval when Mrs. R. M. Scott, President of the New York State Association opposed to women’s suffrage delivered an energetic address in opposition to the “Suffragettes.”

   Rev. Anna M. Shaw was the principal speaker for the advocates of equal suffrage.  About a dozen representatives of equal suffrage spoke.

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page 3, Corning Daily Journal, Corning N.Y. | February 24, 1909:

And The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, for that day, February 24, 1909:

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 have a great week,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote. (2021, August 3). National Archives. Retrieved February 24, 2022, from https://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/19th-amendment

*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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