Local History Photos June 10, 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, June 17, 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*

Update: Last week we took a look at a photo of the old Rockwell & Shumway store that was located on Market Street. And I mentioned that I would do some research and see if I could find out when the store was in operation. So I did some research and found no listing for the store in the 1868-1869, 1872 or 1874 City of Corning directories; though I did find a listing for the store in the 1893 &1899 directories but not in the 1901 or 1905 directories. And we are missing a few years worth of directories, in fact we have no city directories for the 1880s – so I would estimate the Rockwell & Shumway store was in operation from the 1880s to about 1900.

And on a photo note, all our photos for this week are of the Flood of 1972 – since the 50th anniversary of the flood is quickly approaching!

Local History Photo 1: Riverside (1972)

Our first photo for this week shows us a view of Riverside in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 2: South Corning (1972)

Our second photo for this week shows a view of South Corning, near Hope Cemetery and the old Food Mart during the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 3: South Corning (1972)

And our third photo for this week also offers us a view of South Corning during the Flood of 1972, in this case the area is just past the old Food Mart moving towards the City of Corning.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

MISS MINNIE FOSTER, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

All of Page Two, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

And The Front Page Corning Journal, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

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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