Local History Photos July 1, 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, July 8, 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 City Club (1926)

Our first photo for this week shows the old City Club House, on the corner of Pine and First Streets in Corning, on May 12, 1926. The photo shows the building after it was damaged by fire. The building was repaired, was subsequently the home of the Corning Public Library from 1930 – 1975, and today houses apartments. What a cool old building!

Local History Photo 2: Market Street in Corning

Our second photo offers us a cool old-time view of Market Street, before the street was paved and cars appeared!

Local History Photo 3: Parade on Market Street in Corning, New York (c. late 19th century)

Our third photo shows a parade in progress on an unpaved Market Street. The date the photo was taken is unknown; but those bowler hats and the clothing suggest it was taken in the late 19th Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Suffragists To Educate With Free Library | The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Page Seven | Friday, May 2, 1913

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon

Page Seven of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, May 2, 1913

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., The Front Page, Friday, May 2, 1913

And as a bonus, since this is a long weekend that is capped by the July 4 holiday; here is the front page of the Evening Leader on July 4, 1913:

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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