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, May 14, 2021.
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: Tree Across Park Avenue (1925)
Our first photo of this week is a bit blurry but a terrific photo none-the-less as it offers a window into what life was like almost a hundred years ago! Fashion in 1925 was certainly much more formal than it is today; can you imagine being dressed up in what today we might call “your Sunday best” just to go outside and look at a tree that has fallen across the street! And the horse drawn carriage in the distance is cool too! We should all walk down Park Avenue and see where the photo was taken – I do believe some of the houses seen in the photo are still there!
Local History Photo 2: State Street Viaduct
Our second photo for this week shows a view of the old State Street Viaduct, with Corning Glass buildings in the background.
Local History Photo 3: State Street Viaduct & Corning Glass Factory
And our third photo for this week shows a longer view of the State Street Viaduct with Corning Glass Works buildings in the distance. The viaduct was eventually replaced by a bridge; and the Bridge Street Bridge provides transportation over the Chemung River in its place today.
Have a good 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 email@example.com
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!
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!