Local History Photos December 30, 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, January 6, 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: The Episcopal and Methodist Churches, Corning, N.Y.

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the Episcopal and Methodist Churches on First Street in Corning at some point in the past.

Local History Photo 2: First Congregational Church, Corning, N.Y.

Our Second photo for this week is also of a postcard, showing a church; in this case the old First Congregational Church in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: Methodist Church, Painted Post, N.Y.

And in keeping with our theme of postcards showing local churches, our final photo for this week shows the Methodist Church in Painted Post, N.Y. with unpaved streets running along side of it!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Did you know that Painted Post, N.Y. once had its own newspaper? It did!

And I found an entire issue of the paper on the NYS Historic Newspapers (https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/) website and thought I’d share!

So here it is!

All four pages of The Painted Post Times, Painted Post, New York for February 26, 1873:

And as the old year is on its way out, and 2023 is rapidly approaching, here is a cool and seasonal poem titled Old Father Time, written by Harry Irving Greene and published in Corning’s Evening Leader on December 26, 1916:

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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