Local History Photos September 23, 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, September 30, 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 Glass Buildings (c. 19th Century)

Our first photo for this week is an old one showing an old Corning Glass complex, sometime in the 19th Century.

Local History Photo 2: Greetings From Corning Postcard Showing The Old Grieg Store (C. 19th Century)

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Grieg store at some time in the past – what a cool look into Corning in the days of old!

Local History Photo 3: Clock Tower in Pine Street Square (c. 19th Century)

Our final photo for this week is one of my favorite photos from our Local History Photo Archive. The photo shows the clock tower in the old Pine Street Square, with Corning Glass factory buildings in the background, a horse and carriage stopped by the side of the street, a horse standing by the clock tower; and a very industrious and cleanliness minded woman sweeping the sidewalk – what a neat photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Corning & Vicinity Column

For a look at water breaks, the sale of cakes and traveling locals!

From The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y.

September 23, 1907, Page Three

For a wider look at what was going on locally in September 1907, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Three of The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y. | September 23, 1907

And for a look at regional and international events of the day, here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y. | September 23, 1907

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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