Local History Photos February 10, 2023

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: State Theater, Corning, N.Y.

Our first photo for this week shows the old State Theater in Corning circa 1940s.

Local History Photo 2: The Old State Arsenal, Corning, N.Y.

Our second photo for this week shows the Old State Arsenal, once located on West Second Street in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: West Market Street, Corning, N.Y.

And our third photo for the week shows a section of West Market Street circa early 1900s.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Personal Column & more from Page Two of the Corning Daily Journal, February 10, 1905

I was going to simply include the Personal Column as it, all by itself, offers a view of local lift in Corning in 1905; however, I couldn’t

resist sharing the whole page including what today we’d call the police report and the classifieds as their content offers an larger and,

by modern standards, cozy look at life in our region in the early twentieth century.

And for a look at national and international news of the day, through a local lens, here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, February 10, 1905

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!

7 thoughts on “Local History Photos February 10, 2023

  1. The theatre picture is of the State Theatre on Pine St not the Palace. The picture is taken in 1955. See the movie billboard advertising “White Feather” playing at the Fox Theater on Erie Ave starting Saturday April 2. The store to the left of the State Theater was called the “Sugar Bowl” the store was run by Leona Harrison and Ethel Wellman.


  2. Linda – Isn’t the movie house you showed the State not the Palace. The Palace is mentioned on the marquee along with the Fox as places to go (maybe the State is closing or being torn down)? It appears to say “Continuing Shows Daily at the Fox and Palace.” Ron Griswold.


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