Local History Photos September 30, 2022

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, October 7, 2022.

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: Painted Post (1901)

Our first photo was taken from the corner of Water and Hamilton Streets in 1901, and shows us a watery scene.

Local History Photo 2: Another View of Water & Hamilton Streets (1901)

Our second photo of the week shows offers another view of the flooding in Painted Post in 1901.

Local History Photo 3: Painted Post Street Scene (1896)

Our third photo for this week was taken a few years earlier than the first two, in 1896; and it offers a view from the corner of High & Hamilton St. in Painted Post looking eastward on High Street.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

CORNING HOUSE (At the Village of Corning)

From the earliest newspaper we have at the library, on microfilm, the Corning Blossburg Advocate, Corning, N.Y. | This ad appeared on the Front Page on August 21, 1840.

And here is the entire Front Page of the paper for that same day, August 21, 1840:

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos September 23, 2022

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, September 30, 2022.

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: Corning Glass Buildings (c. 19th Century)

Our first photo for this week is an old one showing an old Corning Glass complex, sometime in the 19th Century.

Local History Photo 2: Greetings From Corning Postcard Showing The Old Grieg Store (C. 19th Century)

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Grieg store at some time in the past – what a cool look into Corning in the days of old!

Local History Photo 3: Clock Tower in Pine Street Square (c. 19th Century)

Our final photo for this week is one of my favorite photos from our Local History Photo Archive. The photo shows the clock tower in the old Pine Street Square, with Corning Glass factory buildings in the background, a horse and carriage stopped by the side of the street, a horse standing by the clock tower; and a very industrious and cleanliness minded woman sweeping the sidewalk – what a neat photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Corning & Vicinity Column

For a look at water breaks, the sale of cakes and traveling locals!

From The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y.

September 23, 1907, Page Three

For a wider look at what was going on locally in September 1907, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Three of The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y. | September 23, 1907

And for a look at regional and international events of the day, here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y. | September 23, 1907

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos September 16, 2022

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, September 23, 2022

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*

All three of our photos for this week, show early aircraft in our area at some time in the past; the records for all three photos are completely black so we don’t know where they were taken exactly, or when – but they are still cool photos!

Local History Photo 1: Early Airplanes

Local History Photo 2: Early Airplane Crash

Local History Photo 3: Fixing An Early Airplane

Old Newspaper Article of the Week (1 of 2!)

Bread Higher After Monday – Bakers Forced to Advance Prices Or Else Continue at Loss

This article, on the rising cost of bread, originally appeared on page eight of:

The Evening Leader & Corning Daily Democrat on Friday, Corning, N.Y. | September 16, 1904

And our second old newspaper article of the week:

Doctors And Lawyers Battle Tomorrow; Corning Hospital Gets Results is actually about a baseball game!

This article too, originally appeared on page eight of The Evening Leader & Corning Daily Democrat (Corning, N.Y.) on Friday, September 16, 1904.

For a look at the other items going on in our area in 1904, here is

Page Eight of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | September 16, 1904

And for a look at international news in 1904, here is:

The Front Page, The Evening Leader And Corning Daily Democrat, September 16, 1904

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos September 9, 2022

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, September 16, 2022.

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: Pre-Construction Bridge Street Viaduct (Corning, N.Y.)

Our first photo for this week was taken on June 13, 1933 and shows a northeasterly view of the route for the planned Bridge Street Viaduct.

Local History Photo 2: Pre-Construction Bridge Street Viaduct View of Market Street (Corning, N.Y.)

Our second photo for this week offers a view of the northeast end of Market Street prior to the building of the Bridge Street Viaduct. The photo was taken June 16, 1933.

Local History Photo 3: Pre-Construction Bridge Street Viaduct: Houses on the Northeast side of Market Street, Corning, N.Y.

And our third photo offers a different shot of the houses on the Northeast side of Market Street prior to the construction of the Bridge Street Viaduct.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Our newspaper “articles” for this week are actually both ads.

However, they are both cool offering a neat look into what life was like in Corning in 1890!

The first ad is titled Smith & Sullivan Furniture Dealers and Undertakers; and what an eclectic business selling undertaking services and furniture!

The ad appeared on page two of the Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. on September 9, 1890.

The second ad is titled At The Beginning Of The Fall Term Go To Comosh’s Book Store

This ad also appeared on page 2 of the Corning Daily Democrat on September 9, 1890; and I think it too is cool for offering a look into how students wrote in 1890 – with slates and slate pens!

For a wider look at life locally, in 1890, here is a photo all of:

Page Two of the Corning Daily Democrat, September 9, 1890

And for a glance at what was going on in the world at that time here is:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. on September 9, 1890:

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos September 2, 2022

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, September 9, 2022.

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: East First Street in Corning (1928)

Our first photo shows a view of East First Street, in Corning, looking west from Columbia Street in 1928.

Local History Photo 2: Old School Snow Plow

Our second photo for this week shows a now classic snow plow at work in our area, during a winter long past.

Local History Photo 3: City Water Works Pump House

Our third photo for this week shows us a view of old Conhocton Street between Denison Parkway and east Market Street. You can see the water works pump house at right and the old Sinclair factor on the left.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week we have a “two-fer” – two articles that appeared on the same page of The Corning Evening Leader, on September 2, 1914 (p. 5) ; Officer Orr To Take Needed Vacation & Free Academy Teacher Stranded.

For a wider view of local news of 1914, here is the entire page the articles of the week appeared upon;

Page five of the Corning Evening Leader, September 2, 1914

And for a view of the national & world news of the day, here is

The Front Page, September 2, 1914:

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos August 26, 2022

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, September 2, 2022.

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

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Ingersoll-Rand Plant in Painted Post. The date the original photo was taken is unknown, but wow, what a cool photo – taken before the roads were paved and showing buildings which are long gone – very cool!

Local History Photo 2: Brick, Terra Cotta & Tile Company (Corning, N.Y.)

Our second photo for this week shows the old Brick, Terra Cotta & Tile Company building complex. Another cool photo offering us a window into life in our region in the past!

Local History Photo 3: Denison Park

Our third photo for this week offers us a shot of Denison Park on long ago summers day.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

The North Side comings & goings article – how cool! These social activities articles really were the 1905 version of social media!

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Saturday, August 26, 1905, Page 3

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Three of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Saturday, August 26, 1905

And, to offer a window into the wider world 1905, The Front Page of the Evening Leader for August 26, 1905:

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos August 19, 2022

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: Old School No. 3

Our first photo for this week shows a postcard of Old School 3, located on Chemung Street in Corning. The photo is one on the “photo of a photo” that we have in our local history photo archive; although this one is a photo of a postcard. The original photo was taken in 1915.

Local History Photo 2: Corning Schools, Corning, N.Y.

Our second photo for this week is also a photo of a postcard. The postcard show five old Corning schools: Northside Grammar School, Northside High School, Corning Free Academy (not the current building though!) and St. Mary’s School

Local History Photo 3: Parade

Our third photo shows a parade, with the paraders walking towards the old viaduct. The photo is undated but I would guess it was taken in the late 19th century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Will Give Barn Dance At Caton This Evening

From the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | August 19, 1921, Page Four

Barn dances aren’t as common today, at least not in our area – but what fun!

And here is all of Page Four for August 19, 1921 for a better view of local news:

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day, Friday, August 19, 1921

And as a bonus here is an article that appeared on Page Two of the Evening Leader on August 19, 1921

Pushing Work On New Bridge

I think this article is cool because the writer is talking about what is today the walking bridge that one can take to walk past the Corning HQ complex and past Riverfront Park to reach the Northside, in 1921 they called it “The Pine Street Bridge.” How neat!

And here is all of Page Two of the Evening Leader, August 19, 1921

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos August 12, 2022

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, August 19, 2022.

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: Baseball Game

Our first photo for this week shows a baseball game played on September 4, 1896. The photographer is listed as “Drake” – so this is a Drake Family photo.

Local History Photo 2: Erie Railroad Station

Our second photo for this week shows the Erie Railway Station in Painted Post in 1916.

Local History Photo 3: Patterson Inn Drawing

Our final photo for this week shows a drawing of the Patterson Inn. Our records indicate that the drawing was done by “Wright” and I’m guessing the Wright in question might be the late artist, Jerry Wright.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Shine On The Weary Poem

From The Corning Journal, Corning, New York | Front Page | August 10, 1898

And here is the entire Front Page of The Corning Journal, Corning, New York | Front Page | August 10, 1898

And as our “article” which really is a poem, was on the front page, here is Page Two of the Corning Journal for August 10. 1898, to give us a view of other news for that day

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos August 5, 2022

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, August 12, 2022.

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: Baseball Game (Circa early 1900s)

Our first and second photos for this week show a baseball game played in Corning in the early 1900s. We don’t know the exact date the game was held – but we do know that the final score was Corning 5, Hornell 4.

Local History Photo 2: Baseball Game (c. early 1900s)

Local History Photo 3: Homes Steamboat

Our third photo for this week shows the Holmes steamboat on Kueka Lake in the early 1900s.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

I usually pick an old article of the week that falls on the same day as the release of our weekly local history blog posting. However, this week I went forward a few days as I couldn’t resist this front page article, from the Corning Daily Democrat for August 7, 1900; that talks about electric street lights being installed in the City of Corning. How cool is that?! Today electric street lights are ubiquitous – but what a huge change for Corning residents living in 1900 being able to go outside and clearly see down lighted city streets!

The article is, of course, titled $19,000 Saved The City By Democratic Issue! Contract For Street Lighting At $80 Per Lamp Per Year Signed In The Council Last Night (Wow, what a long title; but then it was a big deal!)

The microfilm for the reel of the Corning Democrat, for this portion of 1900 anyway wouldn’t full display in one digital photo, so here is a second page from the paper to give us an idea of the local and regional stories of the day;

The Corning Daily Democrat, Tuesday Afternoon, August 7, 1900, Page 2 (top portion of the page)

The Corning Daily Democrat, Tuesday Afternoon, August 7, 1900, Page 2 (bottom portion of the page)

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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!

Local History Photos July 30, 2022

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, August 5, 2022.

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: Halloween Party (1910)

Our first photo for this week shows a group of party goers who attended a Halloween party at the Pratt’s Livery Stable with Louise Pratt as their hostess, back in 1910!

And the photo below shows the record card for the photo and the list of party attendees – it looks like they had a good time!

Local History Photo 2: Clowns at Parade (c 1917-1918)

Our second photo for this week shows clowns at a parade held in Corning c. 1917-1918. It is hard to see the features of the parade marchers clearly; however, it is till a neat photo as you can see the brick paved street, a horse carriage in the background and two old buildings.

Local History Photo 3: Painted Post Creek (1921)

Our third photo shows us a view of Painted Post Creek, in Painted Post, looking northwesterly from Imperial Avenue to Hamilton Streets, in March of 1921!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Books For The Business Man At The Library

The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., July 29, 1919, Page Six

Our old newspaper photo for this week shows a listing of books the old old library, the Corning Free Library, precursor to both the Corning Public Library and the World War Memorial Library, offered business professionals back in 1919! If you look closely, the library selector was even savvy enough to include a book for professional women titled What Every Business Woman Should Know!

And to get larger view of what was going on in our area on July 29, 1919, here is all of Page Six of the Corning Evening Leader for July 29, 1919

And to gain an idea of what was going on, on the national and international stage in 1919, here is:

The Front Page of the Evening Leader on July 29, 1919

And although we are certainly living through challenging times today, I think we can say the same thing of the people living locally, and nationally in 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:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

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!