Local History Photos June 17, 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 24, 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: Corning Fire Department (circa 1930s)

Our first photo shows members of the Corning Fire Department in front of the old city hall, which is today the building that houses the Rockwell Museum. What a cool photo!

Local History Photo 2: Corning Firemen (1936)

Our second photo for this week shows four firemen, looking very dapper, in front of their fire truck; and for this photo, we have an exact date! It was taken May 30, 1936!

Local History Photo 3: Market Street, Corning, New York (circa 1930s)

And in keeping with the same time frame of the first two photos, our third photo shows Market Street looking eastward, just past what today would be Centerway Square.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Marriage Announcement: Agett-Kinch, Corning Daily Journal, Corning, New York, Page Three | June 17, 1908

Our “article” for this week actually describes a wedding that took place in Corning on June 17, 1908; or was announced that day – one hundred and fourteen years ago today!

And I have to admit to a personal note here, I saw the wedding announcement and was intrigued because I had heard the name Agett before in discussions about my mother’s family history; the main family names being the Lawrences and the Adamys; and going back further in time – the Kinch Family.

In fact, in doing a bit more research, I realized that the bride who was married on that long ago June day, Hazel A. Kinch (Agett), was my maternal great-grandmother’s sister.

You never know what gems you’ll find when you do local history research!

The Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908 | All of page three!

And The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908:

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!

One thought on “Local History Photos June 17, 2022.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s