Local History Photos March 11, 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 18, 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: Denison Park Entrance

Our first photo for this week shows one of the entryways into Denison Park in Corning at some point the past. The photo is undated but offers a cool look at Denison Park in the day of old!

Local History Photo 2: Postcard First National Bank

Our second photo shows a postcard of the First National Bank building in Corning in the early twentieth century. We can see horse drawn cards, street cars and even an early automobile in this neat photo! And the bank building is still there!

Local History Photo 3: Corning Free Academy

Our third photo for this week shows Corning Free Academy bordered by trees! The photo is undated, but it too is cool, offering a look at Corning of the past.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Request Council To Act Tonight

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Monday, February 3, 1913 | Page Eight

Our article for this week focuses on a fierce City Council meeting to discuss fire prevention services on the Southside, among other matters – a neat article offering a window into life in Corning in 1913!

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon | Page Eight

And For a look at national news:

The Front Page of the paper for that day, Monday, February 3, 1913

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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