Local History Photos April 1, 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, April 9, 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*

Just in case you didn’t see it in the news, and on an exciting note for all genealogy and history fans, the 1950 U.S. Census is available to access in its entirety, today, Friday, April 1, 2022.

Here is a link to the 1950 Census search page on the National Archives website so you can check it out!


Local History Photo 1: Water Street in Painted Post, N.Y. (March 26, 1921)

Our first photo for this week shows Water Street in Painted Post, looking easterly from Rand Street.

Local History Photo 2: Water Street in Painted Post, N.Y. Another View (March 26, 1921)

Our second photo for this week shows Water Street in Painted Post looking easterly from Kinsella’s.

Local History Photo 3: High Street in Painted Post looking easterly (March 26, 1921)

Our third photo for this week is also of Painted Post, and like the first two was taken on March 26, 1921; it shows a view of High Street, looking easterly.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week: Glass Expert Pass Away (The Obituary of Walter E. Eggington) & Houghton Here Tomorrow (on the return of Ambassador Houghton to Corning)

The articles appeared in the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | March 12, 1925 | Page 16

Here is all of Page 16, from the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Thursday, March 12, 1925:

THE FRONT PAGE: for a view of the national, and international news of the day, this week from the Corning Evening Leader, March 12, 1925:

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!

One thought on “Local History Photos April 1, 2022

  1. Very interesting, Linda.  Mom was a baby, the youngest of four
    daughters, in Painted Post in 1921.  It’s cool to see what the village
    looked like back then, like looking through Grandma’s eyes. Thanks
    muchly!  Deb Rittmeyer (Anne Foster’s sister)


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