Local History Photos July 8, 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 15, 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: Old Arsenal

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old arsenal or “castle” that once stood on Second Street in Corning. What a cool building!

Local History Photo 2: West Market Street

Our first photo shows West Market Street at some time in the past – the photo is undated, but I’d guess it was taken in the distant past!

Local History Photo 3: Denison Park

Our second photo too is undated by shows great activity going on in Dension Park in the days of old!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Two Articles: A Contemptible Act & Schoolmates Meet After Twenty Years

| The Corning Evening Leader, Friday, July 8, 1910, Page Four

The first short piece is title A Contemptible Act and it notes that someone pulled up carefully tended carnations by the roots! And the second piece Schoolmates Meet After Twenty Years relays a story of schoolmates who did in deed get together again, for the first time in twenty years – on July 8, 1910!

And here is a photo of all of Page Four of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, July 8, 1910

And finally, The Front Page of the paper for that same day; The Evening Leader, Friday, July 8, 1910

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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