Local History Photos July 30, 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, August 5, 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: Halloween Party (1910)

Our first photo for this week shows a group of party goers who attended a Halloween party at the Pratt’s Livery Stable with Louise Pratt as their hostess, back in 1910!

And the photo below shows the record card for the photo and the list of party attendees – it looks like they had a good time!

Local History Photo 2: Clowns at Parade (c 1917-1918)

Our second photo for this week shows clowns at a parade held in Corning c. 1917-1918. It is hard to see the features of the parade marchers clearly; however, it is till a neat photo as you can see the brick paved street, a horse carriage in the background and two old buildings.

Local History Photo 3: Painted Post Creek (1921)

Our third photo shows us a view of Painted Post Creek, in Painted Post, looking northwesterly from Imperial Avenue to Hamilton Streets, in March of 1921!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Books For The Business Man At The Library

The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., July 29, 1919, Page Six

Our old newspaper photo for this week shows a listing of books the old old library, the Corning Free Library, precursor to both the Corning Public Library and the World War Memorial Library, offered business professionals back in 1919! If you look closely, the library selector was even savvy enough to include a book for professional women titled What Every Business Woman Should Know!

And to get larger view of what was going on in our area on July 29, 1919, here is all of Page Six of the Corning Evening Leader for July 29, 1919

And to gain an idea of what was going on, on the national and international stage in 1919, here is:

The Front Page of the Evening Leader on July 29, 1919

And although we are certainly living through challenging times today, I think we can say the same thing of the people living locally, and nationally in 1919…

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 July 30, 2022

  1. Re: want ads for 1919 . . .

    In 1946, when I was 4 years old, my mother, sister and I moved into a second floor apartment at 4 West 5th Street. Landlord was Mr. Sill.
    I can only guess that in 47 years he did not find a buyer!


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