Local History Photos May 13, 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, May 20, 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 Photos 1 -7:

The Bridge Street Viaduct under construction; and after completed.

The Bridge Street viaduct under construction; showing north approach and access to West Water Street. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: June 16, 1933.

Bridge Street viaduct showing north approach; Department of Public Works Photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing Front St. extension. Department of Public Works photo,

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing westerly sodded slope and stairway on the northerly approach. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing pavement, wall and walk on north side of Market St., on the south approach. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct showing easterly end of project; Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 2022.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing easterly approach; Department of Public Works photo

Date: September 21, 1934.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

City of Corning Population & Newspaper Publication Information

The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y.

May 13, 1893, front page

The entire Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, May 13, 1983

And as our “article” for this week appeared on the front page, here is page 8 of the Corning Daily Journal, May 13, 1893:

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 May 6, 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, May 13, 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: The Park Hotel

Our first photo for this week shows the old Park Hotel, that was located in Tioga, Pennsylvania. Our records indicate the hotel was built in 1876 and burned down in 1915.

Local History Photo 2: The Original Corning Free Academy Building (c. 1915)

Our second photo for this week shows a postcard of the original Corning Free Academy building located in Corning. The building was eventually torn down and a “new” building built on the West Third Street where it stills stands today.

Local History Photo 3: Clocktower in Pine Street Square

Our final photo for this week shows the clock tower in what is today Centerway Square, but then was Pine Street Square. If you look closely at the ride side of the photo, you can see it was taken before they built a bridge across the river at the very north end of Pine Street. And of course, the only building in the photo that is stills standing is the clock tower itself Very cool!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Publisher Information & Business Card Section

From The Front Page of the Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

I thought it was cool that in the 1870s people would share their “business cards” by putting that information in the newspaper!

The entire Front Page of the Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

And the Back Page of the The Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

Cool photos of the paper; offering a glimpse into what life was like in the past in the Southern Tier!

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 Friday, April 29, 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, May 6, 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: Lumber Mill (c. 1900)

The lumber industry used to be really big locally. And in this photo was see a lumber crew, working somewhere in Steuben County, around 1900.

Local History Photo 2: Lumber Camp Photo

In keeping with our first photo, and our local history subject of thee – the local lumber industry, here is a photo of the lumbermen and their families, taken at a Steuben County lumber camp, again circa 1900.

Local History Photo 3: Lumber Industry (c. 1900)

Our third photo shows some of the woods near one of the Steuben County lumber camps, also circa 1900.

Local History Photo 4: Steuben County Lumber Mill Yard (c. 1900)

Our fourth photo for this week offers us a view of a Steuben County lumber mill yard, circa 1900 – what a great window into the past!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Shopping In Corning On Saturday (located at the bottom left hand corner of the photo)

Page 2 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Wednesday, March 29, 1911

Page 3 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Wednesday, March 29, 1911

I thought the entire section “Today’s News in Leader’s Territory” was neat – so I’m sharing it!

And The Front Page of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y.

for the same day; Wednesday, March 29, 1911:

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 April 22, 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, April 29, 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: First Ford That Came To Caton (1913)

Our first photo for this week shows the “First Ford That Came To Caton” New York.

The photo was taken at Caton Center in 1913.

Local History Photo 2: Freight Office (Circa early 1900s)

Our second photo for this week is of a local Freight Office for the N.Y.C. Railroad. The photo may have been taken in the City of Corning; although our records only indicate that the photo is of the “Freight Office” and don’t shed light on where exactly the photo was taken. However, what a cool photo – I love those hats!

Local History Photo 3: Parade

Our final photo for this week shows a parade somewhere in our area, at some time in the past. Our record for this photo only indicates that it is a “Parade.”

I think that we can estimate by the style of the cars in the parade that the photo was taken in the 1920s or 1930s.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Woman’s Club Branches Have Full Programs

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Saturday, April 5, 1919, Page Seven

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon;

Page seven of The Evening Leader, Saturday, April 5, 1919:

And The Front Page of The Evening Leader for that day, Saturday, April 5, 1919:

(And lots & lots of news about World War I!)

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 April 15, 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, April 22, 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: Generator (1946)

Our first photo for this week shows a generator at Corning Glass Works in 1945.

Local History Photo 2: Postcard of Old State Road

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing State Road near Corning, N.Y. in the early twentieth century.

Local History Photo 3: Telephone Operator (1946)

Our third photo for this week shows a telephone operator, Mrs. Bebout, working at Corning Glass Works in 1946.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Today, Friday, April 15, 2022 is the 110th anniversary of sinking of the titanic.

Both as a big historical event, and in honor of the people that died in the tragedy, this weeks’ “Old Newspaper Article of the Week” section, contains the front pages of the Corning Evening Leader from April 15 – April 20, 1912, and two related articles that appeared in the paper that week that tell a bit of the story of Madeleine Astor, the young second wife, and after the Titanic disaster widow of, John Jacob Astor IV (aka J. J. Astor), scion of the prominent Astor Family. The Astors were returning to the U.S. after their honeymoon. Four months after the tragedy, Mrs. Astor gave birth to a son – John Jacob Astor VI.

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Monday, April 15, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Tuesday, April 16, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Wednesday, April 17, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Thursday, April 18, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Friday, April 19, 1912

The Evening Leader, Corning. N.Y. | Saturday, April 20, 2022

And here are the two articles on the survival of Mrs. Madeleine Astor

(Also an interesting article “No News Yet Of Famous People”)

Mrs. Astor A Former Pupil of Corning Teacher | From the Evening Leader, April 16, 1912, page five

And somehow I scanned the whole page, instead of just the article at the bottom titled Mrs. J.J. Astor Critically Ill, which is located at the bottom of the page; from The Evening Leader, April 16, 1912, page nine.

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 April 8, 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, April 15, 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: Old School Three

Our first photo for this week shows the newly constructed old School 3 in the background and a very muddy, and unpaved section of Chemung Street in Corning in the foreground.

Local History Photo 2: C.F.A. Undefeated Football Team (1946)

Our second photo for this week shows the 1946 Corning Free Academy football team,

Local History Photo 3: Bird House Content (c. 1919-1920)

Our third photo for this week shows a group of old School 3 students during a bird house contest.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Earlier this week The Corning Leader had a posting on Facebook about the major railway accident that occurred locally on July 5, 1912. With that post as an inspiration, the following four pages feature articles on the crash, that appeared in the Corning Evening Leader on July 5 & 6, 1912.

The Front Page of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, July 5, 1912

Page 4, The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, July 5, 1912

Front Page of The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, NY | Saturday, July 6, 1912

Page 4, The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Saturday, July 6, 1912

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 April 1, 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, April 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*

Just in case you didn’t see it in the news, and on an exciting note for all genealogy and history fans, the 1950 U.S. Census is available to access in its entirety, today, Friday, April 1, 2022.

Here is a link to the 1950 Census search page on the National Archives website so you can check it out!

https://1950census.archives.gov/

Local History Photo 1: Water Street in Painted Post, N.Y. (March 26, 1921)

Our first photo for this week shows Water Street in Painted Post, looking easterly from Rand Street.

Local History Photo 2: Water Street in Painted Post, N.Y. Another View (March 26, 1921)

Our second photo for this week shows Water Street in Painted Post looking easterly from Kinsella’s.

Local History Photo 3: High Street in Painted Post looking easterly (March 26, 1921)

Our third photo for this week is also of Painted Post, and like the first two was taken on March 26, 1921; it shows a view of High Street, looking easterly.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week: Glass Expert Pass Away (The Obituary of Walter E. Eggington) & Houghton Here Tomorrow (on the return of Ambassador Houghton to Corning)

The articles appeared in the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | March 12, 1925 | Page 16

Here is all of Page 16, from the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Thursday, March 12, 1925:

THE FRONT PAGE: for a view of the national, and international news of the day, this week from the Corning Evening Leader, March 12, 1925:

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 March 25, 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, April 1, 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:

Our first photo for this week is of an old postcard showing Court House Park, also known as Canfield Park, in Corning. I suspect the original postcards were in color but even in black and white, the postcard offers a neat glimpse of the park – and a path that you can still walk if you start from the corner of Walnut and First Streets in Corning.

Local History Photo 2: Fairview Avenue

Our second photo for this week shows Fairview Avenue in Painted Post at some time in the past; when exactly is a mystery – but certainly before that area was built up.

Local History Photo 3: Jones Pontiac with Corning Glass Center Sign

Our final photo for this week, shows the old Jones Pontiac business, during the Flood of 1972, and with the Corning Glass Center sign, in the forefront. I find it astonishing that the 50th anniversary of the flood is quickly approaching! Where does the time go…

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Walter Camp’s All American Team & Potatoes May Reach $1 A Bushell

Both pieces appeared in the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | December 7, 1911

And here we see the entire page the two articles appeared on:

The Front Page:

And finally we have a view of the front page of The Evening Leader for that day, December 7, 1911, so we can get a glimpse of what was going on in the world at the time!

And as a bonus, the library recently accepted a donation of Northside High School yearbooks; and in one of the yearbooks I found three issues of the NH school newspaper; and I thought it fitting to share the one that was published on this day, March 25, back in 1960! So here it is; and there are a few pages missing – but even so – it is very cool!

Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 1 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.

Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 2 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.

Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 5| Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.

Tiger Talk, March 25, 1960 Page 6 | Published by Northside High School, Corning, N.Y.

And should anyone wish to download a copy of the pages, here is a PDF of those pages:

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 March 18, 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, March 25, 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: George Woodruff Rogers

Our first photo shows George Woodruff Rogers in his uniform; our records don’t note what type of uniform he is is seen wearing, or when the photo was taken – but he is dapper in his uniform!

In researching the Mr. Rogers online I discovered, via the Find A Grave site, that he is buried in Central Valley Cemetery in Hornby, New York.

Local History Photo 2: Samuel C. Erwin Sr.

Our second photos shows Samuel C. Erwin Sr., son of Sarah Clark & Arthur Erwin.

Local History Photo 3: Sarah Clark Erwin

Our final photo for this week is of Sarah Clark Erwin. According to census records, in 1860, when she was approximately 60 years old, Sarah (AKA Sally) was living in a Painted Post household headed by her son, 32-year-old Samuel Erwin Sr.; and that household included an 80-year-old man named James Clark who at first I thought might have been her father; however, now I’m thinking, due to information I found on the Painted Hills website that he might have been her older brother instead, I’m running out of week to research this – but it cool!

Sarah Clark, her husband Arthur Erwin and her brother James Clark are all buried in the Jones-Erwin Cemetery in Addison, New York.

On A Research Note: I used the Heritage Quest service to search For Sarah Clark Erwin; and you can too – if you want to search for members of you own family — Go the library’s website https://ssclibrary.org/ –> RESOURCES –> Research & Learning –>Heritage Quest – check it out!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Select Poetry: Speak Gently & As You Like It

From The Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | February 3, 1858

The entire page the poems appeared on, which in this case is front page of the Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | February 3, 1858

And as The Front Page of the paper for that day was the page the poetry was taken from, here is a photo of the classifieds page for that same date, February 3, 1858 – offering a great glimpse into the past!

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 March 11, 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, March 18, 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: Denison Park Entrance

Our first photo for this week shows one of the entryways into Denison Park in Corning at some point the past. The photo is undated but offers a cool look at Denison Park in the day of old!

Local History Photo 2: Postcard First National Bank

Our second photo shows a postcard of the First National Bank building in Corning in the early twentieth century. We can see horse drawn cards, street cars and even an early automobile in this neat photo! And the bank building is still there!

Local History Photo 3: Corning Free Academy

Our third photo for this week shows Corning Free Academy bordered by trees! The photo is undated, but it too is cool, offering a look at Corning of the past.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Request Council To Act Tonight

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Monday, February 3, 1913 | Page Eight

Our article for this week focuses on a fierce City Council meeting to discuss fire prevention services on the Southside, among other matters – a neat article offering a window into life in Corning in 1913!

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon | Page Eight

And For a look at national news:

The Front Page of the paper for that day, Monday, February 3, 1913

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!