Local History Photos April 15, 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 22, 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: Generator (1946)

Our first photo for this week shows a generator at Corning Glass Works in 1945.

Local History Photo 2: Postcard of Old State Road

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing State Road near Corning, N.Y. in the early twentieth century.

Local History Photo 3: Telephone Operator (1946)

Our third photo for this week shows a telephone operator, Mrs. Bebout, working at Corning Glass Works in 1946.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Today, Friday, April 15, 2022 is the 110th anniversary of sinking of the titanic.

Both as a big historical event, and in honor of the people that died in the tragedy, this weeks’ “Old Newspaper Article of the Week” section, contains the front pages of the Corning Evening Leader from April 15 – April 20, 1912, and two related articles that appeared in the paper that week that tell a bit of the story of Madeleine Astor, the young second wife, and after the Titanic disaster widow of, John Jacob Astor IV (aka J. J. Astor), scion of the prominent Astor Family. The Astors were returning to the U.S. after their honeymoon. Four months after the tragedy, Mrs. Astor gave birth to a son – John Jacob Astor VI.

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Monday, April 15, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Tuesday, April 16, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Wednesday, April 17, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Thursday, April 18, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Friday, April 19, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Saturday, April 20, 2022

And here are the two articles on the survival of Mrs. Madeleine Astor

(Also an interesting article “No News Yet Of Famous People”)

Mrs. Astor A Former Pupil of Corning Teacher | From the Evening Leader, April 16, 1912, page five

And somehow I scanned the whole page, instead of just the article at the bottom titled Mrs. J.J. Astor Critically Ill, which is located at the bottom of the page; from The Evening Leader, April 16, 1912, page nine.

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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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