Trying To Date Little Joe Tower Photo

Hi everyone, we’re trying to answer a two-part research question!

What year was this photo of the unpainted Little Joe Tower taken?

And, if anyone knows, what year was the Little Joe Tower originally painted?

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All help is appreciated!

Thanks a bunch,

Linda, SSCL

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Local History Photo Of The Week November 9, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Street Scene with Horse Drawn Cart

Our first photo for this week shows a neat street scene! Several people are walking down the street and in the foreground you can see a horse drawn cart – a sweet ode to the days of old!

Photo 2: Street Scene With Two Horses & Carriages 

Our second photo for this week shows two horses and carriages driving down a local unpaved street – which street is a mystery – if you know, please let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photo of the Week November 2, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1 & Bonus Photo: School Kids & Who Is Who

Our first photo for this week shows a group of local school kids in the early Twentieth Century. They look like they are having a good time! Especially the boys hanging on to the pillars.

The Bonus photo puts names with the faces — from left to right.

So this time around, we know who is who in this photo!

Photo 2: Lewis Farm History

Our second photo for this week offers a brief history, and three photos of the Lewis Farm. From the history, I believe the Lewis Farm, was/is located in Caton.

If you know anything about the Lewis Farm, and I’m betting someone out there does, please let is know.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photo of the Week October 26, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1:  Clock Tower 

This photo is another photo taken of a photo. However, it is a neat one! It shows the Clock Tower in the foreground and a Corning Glass factory in the background.

 

Photo 2: Bridge Street Service Station After Flood of ’72

Our second photo for this week shows the Bridge Street Service Station after the Flood of 1972. The photo offers us a view looking westward, past what today would be part of the grounds of the Corning Senior Center.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week October 19, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1:  World War I Era Solider

Our first photo for this week is a duo-photo showing two shots of the same World War I era solider. He certainly strikes a smart pose in his uniform!

Photo 2: World War I Era Solider Too

Our second photo for this week, also features a local man who was a World War I era solider. The photo of this young solider appears to have been taken at an army camp. And this solider too looks smart in his uniform.

If you recognize either of the young soldiers in these photos, please let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week October 12, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1:  Young Girl Turn Of The Century 

Our first photo for this week shows a young girl in a formal shot. By the look of the clothing, I’m guessing this photo was taken at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

Who the girl was remains a mystery…

Photo 2: Erie Railway Station, Painted Post

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard, and unlike our first photo, there is no mystery here! This photo shows the old Erie Railway Station in Painted Post!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week October 5, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Possible Circus Elephants

Our first photo for this week is of elephants that were possibly in the area as part of a circus. Which circus they belonged to and when exactly the photo was taken remain a mystery. Although, we can speculate that the photo was taken in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century by the clothing worn by the man driving the horse drawn cart and seen at the right side of the photo.

Photo 2: Couple On Street

Our second photo for this week is another photo from our collection that appears to have been taken of another photo. Since we can’t see the woman’s face, we don’t know if she is smiling or not, however, the man in the bowler hat certainly seems to be amused. And the Corning Real Estate Insurance Agency sign is a sure fire clue that the photo was taken in Corning.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!