Local History Photos December 9, 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: Hub Clothing Store

Our first photo for this week shows the Hub Clothing Store in Corning, date unknown.

I love the parasol the lady, at the left side of the photo, is using. How many people use parasols today? Very cool!

Local History Photo 2: Pine Street Looking Northward Towards Centerway Square

Our second photo for this week, is one of my favorites found in the library’s Local History Archive. It shows a view of Pine Street

taken from just below the intersection of Pine and Seconds Streets, and looking northward towards what today is Centerway

Square – what a neat photo showing the unpaved street, the courthouse on the left and the clock tower in the distance!

Local History Photo 3: Street Scene, Corning, N.Y. (c. early 1900s)

Our third photo for this week offers a street scene of Corning at an unknown date.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

100 Couples At Firemen’s Ball & The Junior Senior Fair

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 9, 1922 | Page 12

For a glimpse of local and regional news of the era, here is all of

Page 12 of the Corning Evening Leader, December 9, 1922:

And as a bonus, since the newspapers in days of old offers such a terrific view of who was doing what, i.e. local residents visiting

friends & returning from trips – here is Page Five of the Corning Evening Leader, December 9, 1922 which features more fun

local items of note, including the Personals:

And for a look at the national and international news of the day, here is

The Front Page of The Corning Evening Leader for December 9, 1922:

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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