Local History Photos April 22, 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 29, 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: First Ford That Came To Caton (1913)

Our first photo for this week shows the “First Ford That Came To Caton” New York.

The photo was taken at Caton Center in 1913.

Local History Photo 2: Freight Office (Circa early 1900s)

Our second photo for this week is of a local Freight Office for the N.Y.C. Railroad. The photo may have been taken in the City of Corning; although our records only indicate that the photo is of the “Freight Office” and don’t shed light on where exactly the photo was taken. However, what a cool photo – I love those hats!

Local History Photo 3: Parade

Our final photo for this week shows a parade somewhere in our area, at some time in the past. Our record for this photo only indicates that it is a “Parade.”

I think that we can estimate by the style of the cars in the parade that the photo was taken in the 1920s or 1930s.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Woman’s Club Branches Have Full Programs

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Saturday, April 5, 1919, Page Seven

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon;

Page seven of The Evening Leader, Saturday, April 5, 1919:

And The Front Page of The Evening Leader for that day, Saturday, April 5, 1919:

(And lots & lots of news about World War I!)

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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