Local History Photos: March 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, March 31, 2023.

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:

Our first photo for the is week is a postcard showing the old Ward 7 in the City of Corning.

The date the original photo was taken is unknown, but the viaduct was still in use then – and there were fewer houses on the Northside – what a great view!

Local History Photo 2: The Corning Glass Center

Our second photo for this week, is also an old one of a post card which shows the Corning Glass Center in its early days.

Local History Photo 3:

And our final photo for this week shows the train station in Lindley, New York. The date the photo was taken is unknown, but from the vintage of the car seen in the photo we can estimate it was taken in the early Twentieth Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Our old article of the week offers suggestions as to how to put the “pop” back in pop corn. Real pop corn, of course, as the article was published decades before the microwave made its debut!

The How To Put Pop in Corn article appeared on Page Three, of the Evening Leader, Corning N.Y. | March 24, 1924

For a look at other local and regional news of the era, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Three, Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | March 24, 1924

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

The Front Page, The Evening Leader, March 24, 1924

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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