Local History Photos August 19, 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,

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 School No. 3

Our first photo for this week shows a postcard of Old School 3, located on Chemung Street in Corning. The photo is one on the “photo of a photo” that we have in our local history photo archive; although this one is a photo of a postcard. The original photo was taken in 1915.

Local History Photo 2: Corning Schools, Corning, N.Y.

Our second photo for this week is also a photo of a postcard. The postcard show five old Corning schools: Northside Grammar School, Northside High School, Corning Free Academy (not the current building though!) and St. Mary’s School

Local History Photo 3: Parade

Our third photo shows a parade, with the paraders walking towards the old viaduct. The photo is undated but I would guess it was taken in the late 19th century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Will Give Barn Dance At Caton This Evening

From the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | August 19, 1921, Page Four

Barn dances aren’t as common today, at least not in our area – but what fun!

And here is all of Page Four for August 19, 1921 for a better view of local news:

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day, Friday, August 19, 1921

And as a bonus here is an article that appeared on Page Two of the Evening Leader on August 19, 1921

Pushing Work On New Bridge

I think this article is cool because the writer is talking about what is today the walking bridge that one can take to walk past the Corning HQ complex and past Riverfront Park to reach the Northside, in 1921 they called it “The Pine Street Bridge.” How neat!

And here is all of Page Two of the Evening Leader, August 19, 1921

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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