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, June 3, 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: Postcard Corning Class Works
Our first photo is a cool one! A photo of a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works complex. The date the photo was taken is unknown – but what a great glimpse into the past it offers!
Local History Photo 2: East First Street, Corning, New York
Our second photo too is undated and also shows a postcard; this time showing East First Street in Corning at sometime before the streets were paved!
Local History Photo 3: Street Scene
Our third photo, like the first time is undated. And the record card for this photo doesn’t say where in Corning it was taken, only that it was taken; so we know only that it was taken in Corning sometime in the past. Someone who is good at noting what roofs look like in the City of Corning, might be able to see where the photo was taken…
Old Newspaper Article of the Week
World War Veterans Memorial Plan Memorial Day
From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven
The entire page the article of the week appeared upon
The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven
And The Front Page: The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York, May 27, 1920
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!