Local History Photos February 24, 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: The Old Stone Arch

Our first photo for this week shows the Old Stone Arch that was once located in Corning, New York.

Local History Photo 2: Indian Monument & Susquehanna Trail Sign

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the Indian Monument in Painted Post, with a sign pointing the way to the Susquehanna Trail. The monument is still located in Painted Post, New York although not in the location show in the photo. And the record card for the photo doesn’t feature a date – however, I’m guessing, based upon the look of the cars, that it was probably taken in 1930s.

Local History Photo 3: Drake Family Photo

Our final photo for this week shows members of the Drake Family in front of their home in Corning, New York around the turn of the Twentieth Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week we’ve got one item from the City Chat column, a short story about a one legged peddler who created a disturbance (and the whole City Chat column, just for fun), and a short article on Mr. Jerome D. Greene who was assisting John D. Rockefeller in his philanthropic endeavors.

City Chat & Helping John D. Give Money Away | Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., February 24, 1913

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

Page Five, The Evening Leader, February 24, 1913

And for a window into the wider world of national and international news of the era here is:

The Front Page, Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | February 24, 1913

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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