Local History Photos Friday, April 29, 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, May 6, 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: Lumber Mill (c. 1900)

The lumber industry used to be really big locally. And in this photo was see a lumber crew, working somewhere in Steuben County, around 1900.

Local History Photo 2: Lumber Camp Photo

In keeping with our first photo, and our local history subject of thee – the local lumber industry, here is a photo of the lumbermen and their families, taken at a Steuben County lumber camp, again circa 1900.

Local History Photo 3: Lumber Industry (c. 1900)

Our third photo shows some of the woods near one of the Steuben County lumber camps, also circa 1900.

Local History Photo 4: Steuben County Lumber Mill Yard (c. 1900)

Our fourth photo for this week offers us a view of a Steuben County lumber mill yard, circa 1900 – what a great window into the past!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Shopping In Corning On Saturday (located at the bottom left hand corner of the photo)

Page 2 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Wednesday, March 29, 1911

Page 3 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Wednesday, March 29, 1911

I thought the entire section “Today’s News in Leader’s Territory” was neat – so I’m sharing it!

And The Front Page of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y.

for the same day; Wednesday, March 29, 1911:

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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