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, April 1, 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:
Our first photo for this week is of an old postcard showing Court House Park, also known as Canfield Park, in Corning. I suspect the original postcards were in color but even in black and white, the postcard offers a neat glimpse of the park – and a path that you can still walk if you start from the corner of Walnut and First Streets in Corning.
Local History Photo 2: Fairview Avenue
Our second photo for this week shows Fairview Avenue in Painted Post at some time in the past; when exactly is a mystery – but certainly before that area was built up.
Local History Photo 3: Jones Pontiac with Corning Glass Center Sign
Our final photo for this week, shows the old Jones Pontiac business, during the Flood of 1972, and with the Corning Glass Center sign, in the forefront. I find it astonishing that the 50th anniversary of the flood is quickly approaching! Where does the time go…
Old Newspaper Article of the Week
Walter Camp’s All American Team & Potatoes May Reach $1 A Bushell
Both pieces appeared in the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 7, 1911
And here we see the entire page the two articles appeared on:
The Front Page:
And finally we have a view of the front page of The Evening Leader for that day, December 7, 1911, so we can get a glimpse of what was going on in the world at the time!
And as a bonus, the library recently accepted a donation of Northside High School yearbooks; and in one of the yearbooks I found three issues of the NH school newspaper; and I thought it fitting to share the one that was published on this day, March 25, back in 1960! So here it is; and there are a few pages missing – but even so – it is very cool!
Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 1 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.
Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 2 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.
Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 5| Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.
Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 6 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.
And should anyone wish to download a copy of the pages, here is a PDF of those pages:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!