Local History Photos July 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, July 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: Biplane

The record for our first photo of the week indicates only that the photo is of a “Biplane.”

What a great photo though! It shows a cool early airplane and tips the proverbial hat to the early aviators that flew aircraft in our area.

Local History Photo 2: Corning Map

Our second photo for this week shows an undated map of Corning.

As that is rather vague, here is a link to the Corning Sanborn Maps found in the Library of Congress’s digital catalog. There are seven maps, all of which feature clear views of multiple pages. The maps cover the years 1888, 1893, 1898, 1903, 1908, 1913 & 1921: https://www.loc.gov/collections/sanborn-maps/?q=corning+new+york

The maps are very cool for a number of reasons, including the fact that they show how Corning grew from the 1880s to 1921.

Local History Photo 3: Birds-Eye View of Corning

Our third photo for this week is another photo of a photo from our archive. In doing a quick online search, I discovered that the original photo was turned into a postcard, and the photographer took the photon from a vantage point in Gibon in 1910.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Governor Wilson To Plan Appomattox Tree

Corning Leader, Corning, N.Y. July 22, 1912 | Page Eight

The surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his army to Union General Ulysses S.Grant and his army, 157 years ago, almost seems like ancient history to us today, but in 1912 when future U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was governor of New Jersey, and scheduled to plant a replacement apple tree at Appomattox Courthouse – the Civil War had ended just 47 years before!

Here is all of Page Eight of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. 1912

Just to give us a look at the wider local world of the day!

And The Front Page of the Evening Leader, July 22, 1912

To offer us a look at the most notable news stories of the 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 July 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, July 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: Children on Sidewalk (1896)

Our first photo for this week is one of the few photos in our archive taken by Isabel Drake, a local resident and early photography enthusiast. Isabel Drake took photos in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Isabel, nee Walker, married James Drake, the son of the founder of the First National Bank in Corning, in 1876 – so she was able to indulge her photography hobby! This photo was taken in Corning and is a early photo, as we can see the roads aren’t paved just yet!

The information on the Drake Family came from Isabel’s obituary which appeared in the Evening Leader on August 5, 1936.

Local History Photo 2: Circus Posters (1986)

Our second photo was also taken by Isabel Drake in 1896 and shows circus posters of the era, posted in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: Horse Drawn Cart (1900)

And our final photo for this week, was also taken by Isabel Drake, and shows horses pulling a carriage down First Street in Corning in 1900.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Joyful Picnic At Lamoka Lake

Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | July 15, 1920, Page Nine

What a great article showcasing that even in 1920, local residents knew how to have a good time! In the case, Painted Post Presbyterians drove a fleet of eighteen automobiles and four motor trucks, packed with picnic enthusiasts to Lamoka Lake, where a good time was had by all!

And here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page Nine, of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | July 15, 1920

And to give us a window into what was going on in the world on July 15, 1920, here is:

The Front Page, The Evening Leader, July 15, 1920

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 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, July 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 Arsenal

Our first photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old arsenal or “castle” that once stood on Second Street in Corning. What a cool building!

Local History Photo 2: West Market Street

Our first photo shows West Market Street at some time in the past – the photo is undated, but I’d guess it was taken in the distant past!

Local History Photo 3: Denison Park

Our second photo too is undated by shows great activity going on in Dension Park in the days of old!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Two Articles: A Contemptible Act & Schoolmates Meet After Twenty Years

| The Corning Evening Leader, Friday, July 8, 1910, Page Four

The first short piece is title A Contemptible Act and it notes that someone pulled up carefully tended carnations by the roots! And the second piece Schoolmates Meet After Twenty Years relays a story of schoolmates who did in deed get together again, for the first time in twenty years – on July 8, 1910!

And here is a photo of all of Page Four of the Corning Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, July 8, 1910

And finally, The Front Page of the paper for that same day; The Evening Leader, Friday, July 8, 1910

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 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, July 8, 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 City Club (1926)

Our first photo for this week shows the old City Club House, on the corner of Pine and First Streets in Corning, on May 12, 1926. The photo shows the building after it was damaged by fire. The building was repaired, was subsequently the home of the Corning Public Library from 1930 – 1975, and today houses apartments. What a cool old building!

Local History Photo 2: Market Street in Corning

Our second photo offers us a cool old-time view of Market Street, before the street was paved and cars appeared!

Local History Photo 3: Parade on Market Street in Corning, New York (c. late 19th century)

Our third photo shows a parade in progress on an unpaved Market Street. The date the photo was taken is unknown; but those bowler hats and the clothing suggest it was taken in the late 19th Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Suffragists To Educate With Free Library | The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Page Seven | Friday, May 2, 1913

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon

Page Seven of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, May 2, 1913

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., The Front Page, Friday, May 2, 1913

And as a bonus, since this is a long weekend that is capped by the July 4 holiday; here is the front page of the Evening Leader on July 4, 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!

Local History Photos June 24, 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, July 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: Corning Teachers at Training (circa 1913-1914)

And below, a listing of who each teacher is!

Our first photo for this week is actually a set of two photos, contained in the same archival sleeve in the library’s photo archive. The first photo shows teachers attending a training session and the second offers a list of their names! How wonderful, for once we know who the people in the photo are!

Local History Photo 2: Original C.F.A. (date unknown)

Our second photo for this week shows a gathering, possibly graduation, on the grounds of the original Corning Free Academy in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: Baseball Team

And our third photo shows a North Side High School baseball team early in the twentieth century – what a neat photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

LIBERTY – Tonight & Tomorrow The Home Stretch & Fatty Arbuckle in Back Stage | Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Page Four

An ad showing two movies of the era playing at Corning’s Liberty Theater!

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page 4 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 24, 1921

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day:

Front Page | Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 24, 1921

And as a bonus, here is the Back Stage short with Fatty Arbuckle – so we can see what local movie fans were watching in 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!

Commemorating The 50th Anniversary of the Agnes Flood of 1972

In commemoration of today, June 23, 2022, being the 50th anniversary of the Agnes Flood of 1972; and in memory of the individuals who died during the flood, here are a few photos from the library’s archive, taken during & just after the Flood of 1972.

Note: Our records for these photos only indicate they were taken in Corning during the Flood of 1972; which is why I haven’t listed any location or descriptive information with each photo.

Our regularly scheduled Friday photo posting; will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

Have a good evening,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Photos June 17, 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, June 24, 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 Fire Department (circa 1930s)

Our first photo shows members of the Corning Fire Department in front of the old city hall, which is today the building that houses the Rockwell Museum. What a cool photo!

Local History Photo 2: Corning Firemen (1936)

Our second photo for this week shows four firemen, looking very dapper, in front of their fire truck; and for this photo, we have an exact date! It was taken May 30, 1936!

Local History Photo 3: Market Street, Corning, New York (circa 1930s)

And in keeping with the same time frame of the first two photos, our third photo shows Market Street looking eastward, just past what today would be Centerway Square.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Marriage Announcement: Agett-Kinch, Corning Daily Journal, Corning, New York, Page Three | June 17, 1908

Our “article” for this week actually describes a wedding that took place in Corning on June 17, 1908; or was announced that day – one hundred and fourteen years ago today!

And I have to admit to a personal note here, I saw the wedding announcement and was intrigued because I had heard the name Agett before in discussions about my mother’s family history; the main family names being the Lawrences and the Adamys; and going back further in time – the Kinch Family.

In fact, in doing a bit more research, I realized that the bride who was married on that long ago June day, Hazel A. Kinch (Agett), was my maternal great-grandmother’s sister.

You never know what gems you’ll find when you do local history research!

The Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908 | All of page three!

And The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908:

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 June 10, 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, June 17, 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*

Update: Last week we took a look at a photo of the old Rockwell & Shumway store that was located on Market Street. And I mentioned that I would do some research and see if I could find out when the store was in operation. So I did some research and found no listing for the store in the 1868-1869, 1872 or 1874 City of Corning directories; though I did find a listing for the store in the 1893 &1899 directories but not in the 1901 or 1905 directories. And we are missing a few years worth of directories, in fact we have no city directories for the 1880s – so I would estimate the Rockwell & Shumway store was in operation from the 1880s to about 1900.

And on a photo note, all our photos for this week are of the Flood of 1972 – since the 50th anniversary of the flood is quickly approaching!

Local History Photo 1: Riverside (1972)

Our first photo for this week shows us a view of Riverside in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 2: South Corning (1972)

Our second photo for this week shows a view of South Corning, near Hope Cemetery and the old Food Mart during the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 3: South Corning (1972)

And our third photo for this week also offers us a view of South Corning during the Flood of 1972, in this case the area is just past the old Food Mart moving towards the City of Corning.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

MISS MINNIE FOSTER, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

All of Page Two, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

And The Front Page Corning Journal, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

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 June 3, 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, June 10, 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: A Gaffer At Work

Our first photo for this week is the only one in our photo archive that shows a gaffer at work – the photo is a bit overexposed and the gaffer’s face is hard to make out – but what a neat photo!

Local History Photo 2: Rockwell & Shumay Store

Our second photo for this week is undated, but I would gather from the clothing the men are wearing that it was taken in the late nineteenth century. Rockwell & Shumway was located in Corning and time permitting next week, I will take a look at some of our old city directories, kept in the local history room – and see if I can find out when the store was in operation and where exactly – and update will be coming next Friday.

Local History Photo 3: Riverside Store (1924)

Our third photo for this week shows the old Kishbaugh store, once located in nearby Riverside. In the case of this photo, we know exactly when it was taken – April 3, 1924! What a great view of life in the past!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Auto ‘Circus” Very Popular

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 3, 1923, Page Two

Page Two of the Evening Leader, June 3, 1923

And The Front Page of Evening Leader for that same day, Saturday, June 3, 1923

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 27, 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, June 3, 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: Postcard Corning Class Works

Our first photo is a cool one! A photo of a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works complex. The date the photo was taken is unknown – but what a great glimpse into the past it offers!

Local History Photo 2: East First Street, Corning, New York

Our second photo too is undated and also shows a postcard; this time showing East First Street in Corning at sometime before the streets were paved!

Local History Photo 3: Street Scene

Our third photo, like the first time is undated. And the record card for this photo doesn’t say where in Corning it was taken, only that it was taken; so we know only that it was taken in Corning sometime in the past. Someone who is good at noting what roofs look like in the City of Corning, might be able to see where the photo was taken…

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Old Newspaper Article of the Week

World War Veterans Memorial Plan Memorial Day

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon

The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven

And The Front Page: The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York, May 27, 1920

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!