Local History Photos: March 31, 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, April 7, 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: Ingersoll-Rand Plant, Painted Post, New York

Our first photo for this week shows the old Ingersoll Rand plant complex at an unknown point in the past – but it it obviously was a long time ago!

Local History Photo 2: A View of Corning

Our second photo for this week shows us a view of Corning,from the Southside of the city, in the days of old. Our records don’t contain that bit of info that would be wonderful to have – when the photo was taken – but like it is cool!

Local History Photo 3: Another View of Corning

And our final photo for this week offers us a different view of Corning, from the Southside, with the Corning Glass Factory in the backround.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Our Old Newspaper Article of the Week is actually an ad put in the paper by local plumber Frank T. Lawrence.

I found this ad while researching another topic; and finding the ad is one of those cool on-a-local-history-treasure hunt, looking through the old Corning newspapers on microfilm – one never knows what one might find things! Frank T. Lawrence was a life-long resident of Corning and a well known businessman in his day. He was also my maternal grandmother’s father – so he was my great grandfather. And because I know that – I can connect that ad to his obituary, which offers a small windows into his life and is found, right after the ad.

Good Plumbing, Corning Evening Leader, Page Six, March 31, 1919

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

Page Six, The Evening Leader, March 31, 1919

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

The Front Page of the Evening Leader, March 31, 1919

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s