Local History Photos May 20, 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 27, 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: 189 Cedar St. Block 57, lots 15 & 16 (1870)

A great view into the past! This photo shows 189 Cedar Street, and several adjacent lots, in 1870!

Local History Photo 2: Property Abstract 189 Cedar Street & Lots 15 & 16

Our record for this photo, says the abstract is from 1870; however, that is obviously not the case as if you look closely. there are several later days listed on the document including dates from the 1920s and 1930s.

Local History Photo 3: Miss Elsie Clute and Wilbur Miller at C.F.A.

Our final photo for this week is undated; it shows Miss Elsie Clute and Wilbur Miller at Corning Free Academy at sometime in the past. In looking at the clothing the duo is seen wearing the photo I’m going to guess it was taken between 1950 and 1965.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week, instead of a single article, I’m going to show the entire & somewhat short edition of the Corning Democrat for May 19, 1858 – all four pages of it – offering us a window into what life was link in Corning – one-hundred and sixty four years go this week!

The Front Page (and page 1) | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page two | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page three | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page four | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

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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