Local History Photos August 12, 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 19, 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: Baseball Game

Our first photo for this week shows a baseball game played on September 4, 1896. The photographer is listed as “Drake” – so this is a Drake Family photo.

Local History Photo 2: Erie Railroad Station

Our second photo for this week shows the Erie Railway Station in Painted Post in 1916.

Local History Photo 3: Patterson Inn Drawing

Our final photo for this week shows a drawing of the Patterson Inn. Our records indicate that the drawing was done by “Wright” and I’m guessing the Wright in question might be the late artist, Jerry Wright.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Shine On The Weary Poem

From The Corning Journal, Corning, New York | Front Page | August 10, 1898

And here is the entire Front Page of The Corning Journal, Corning, New York | Front Page | August 10, 1898

And as our “article” which really is a poem, was on the front page, here is Page Two of the Corning Journal for August 10. 1898, to give us a view of other news for that day

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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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