Local History Photos November 25, 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, December 2, 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: Edwin Clarke English (photo circa 1900)

Our first photo for this week is of Corning attorney and Civil War veteran Edwin Clark English. If you look closely as the bottom of the

photo you can see a date – December 18, 1910. I assumed that date was the day Mr. English died and did a search of The Evening

Leader for December 19, 1910 and was able to find his obituary at the top of Page Eight:

While I was looking for Mr. English’s obituary, I came across the obituary of another prominent local resident of the era, in the same

day’s newspaper; The Evening Leader, December 19, 1910, in this case on Page Seven the obit of George Drake and as it offers an

interesting mini-bio, I thought I’d share it!

Local History Photo 2: Alliance Band of Corning (c. 1903)

Our second photo for this week shows the “Celebrated Alliance Band of Corning” set up to play on the brick street in front of the old

Corning City Hall (today, the Rockwell Museum building)

Local History Photo 3: Crystal City Lodge Members (c. 1900)

Our final photo for this week shows members of the Crystal City Lodge, Knights of Pythias in 1900.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

And this week, we’ve got two short articles as I thought they were both fun and couldn’t pick between them!

The first piece is titled Library Gets 13 New Books and the second, Seniors Make $200 On Play, tells that tale of a successful play

Addison High School seniors put on!

Both pieces appeared on Page Nine of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | November 25, 1910

For a glimpse of more local and regional news of the day, here is the entire page the articles of the week appeared upon,

Page Nine of the Corning Leader, November 25, 1910

And for a glimpse of national and international news of the day, here is:

The Front Page of the Evening Leader, November 25, 1910

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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