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, October 21, 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: A Parade
Our first photo for this week shows a parade in progression on Market Street in Corning at some unknown time in the past.
Local History Photo 2: New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Yards (1907)
Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Yards which if you look closely you can see were once located approximately where Wegmans, on Bridge Street, is located in Corning today – what a different landscape in 1907!
Local History Photo 3: Y.M.C.A. Building (circa 1913-1919)
And our final photo for this week shows the old Y.M.C.A. building in Corning in the teens of the Twentieth Century.
Old Newspaper Article of the Week
Woman Hides In Engine To Escape Husband
From The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 1907, Page Four
The entire page the article of the week appeared upon, for a look at local and regional news of era:
Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 1907, Page Four
And for a look at news from the world at large
The Front Page of The Corning Evening Leader & Daily Democrat, October 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!