Local History Photo: Friday, April 14, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

And as we skipped a week between postings — this week I’m offering four photos instead of three!

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Photo 1: Corning Band At Alley’s Inn

I have no idea where Alley’s Inn is, or was; however, this photo helpful has a notation at the bottom indicating the Corning Band was on a booster trip sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce. If you know where Alley’s Inn was, or is, or if  you know anything about the Corning Band – please let us know so we can update our photo record!

Photo 2: Playing Baseball

Our second photo features a rather fuzzy picture of a baseball game. At first I though there was a bridge in the background that might give us a clue as to where the photo was taken. However, upon closer inspection, I think that is a wooden fence at the end of the ball field. If you know anything about the baseball team or the ball field let us know!

Photo 3: A Dapper Gentleman With An Old Fashioned Collar

Photo 3 shows an unknown gentleman wearing what appears to be one of those old fashioned not-attached-to-the-shirt collars. He is a dapper looking fellow but who he is remains a mystery…

Photo 4: Jones Pontiac After The Flood of ’72

Looking at the cars  and sign in the photo we can see both that the photo was taken locally and that it was taken after the Flood of 1972. I was a small child in 1972 so I don’t recall where Jones Pontiac was — does anyone know?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, March 31, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

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Photo 1. Little Girl Sitting On Stone Slab

Photo 1 features a little girl sitting on what one might assume is a stone slab meant to be used for building purposes. Her name, the date the photo was taken and where it was taken remain a mystery…

Photo 2. The Corning Painted Post Road During The 1935 Flood

I’m not sure where this photo was taken as I’ve never heard of a road called “The Corning Painted Post Road.” The photo was taken sometime during the Flood of 1935. If you recognize the location of the photo please let us know!

Photo 2. Painted Post During The 1935 Flood

And our last photo for this week shows a shot of Painted Post during the 1935 Flood!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Here are our local history photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Kids In Winter 

Photo 1 is of a trio of kids in winter standing near a lake. If you have a clue as to what year this photo was taken, where it was taken or who the children in the photo are – let us know!

Photo 2: Distinguished Gentlemen 

Photo 2: Is a group shot of distinguished gentlemen who I think might be sitting on the Corning Courthouse steps…

If you know who the gentlemen were, when the photo was taken or for certain where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 3: Corning Opera House

Photo 3: There is no mystery as to which building is features in this photo since the sign above the main entryway clearly says Corning Opera House. If you have any stories you’d like to share about the old Corning Opera House let us know!

And speaking of the old Corning Opera House – did you know The New York public Library has a Digital Collection of images that are free to download? They do! You can even order prints, staring with a size of 18″ x 24,” of many of the items in their Digital Collection — including, and you guessed it!, prints of the old Corning Opera House — here is the image they have in their catalog:

And here is a link to the page for The Opera House in the NYPL Digital Collection should you wish to know more:

https://goo.gl/ra75Hr

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

 

Local History Photo: Friday, March 17, 2017

Hi everyone, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are our local history photos of the week!

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Photo 1: A Serious Solider

Photo 1 is a solider in what I believe to be a World War I uniform. If anyone knows the name of this serious and patriotic young man, please let us know!

Photo 2: An Early Photo of Northside Blodgett

Photo 2 is an old, old photo of Northside Blodgett. Look at that car! What year do you suppose the car was made? Sometime in the 1920s or 1930s perhaps?

Photo 3: North Side Grammar School

And Photo 3 is a photo of an old post card of the old North Side Grammar School — which I selected simply because it is cool!

Have a great week everyone!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, March 10, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

Photo 1: A Dapper Gentleman 

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Photo 1 shows a dapper gentleman wearing a bowler hat standing somewhere, I believe, on the Southside hill section of Corning. I think he may be standing on Pine Street with the intersection of Pine and Second Street seen behind him. And the horse trotting down the street, seen at the right hand edge of the photo is cool too! If you recognize the dapper gentleman in the photo let us know who he is!

Photo 2: A Local Church?

Photo 2 shows a church, and, I don’t think the church is in the City of Corning as it doesn’t look familiar to me. And I can’t quite read the name of the church which is seen above the entryway to the church. So the obvious question is — does anyone recognize the church? And if so — where is it!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…
If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, March 3, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

Photo 1: Laughing Lady In Cool Hat

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This lady in the foreground looks like she’s having a good time! We have no idea who she is as there are only two pieces of information on the record card for this photo. The subject is “Drake Photo: Huntington Valley Country Club,” and the date is May 28, 1900. So if you recognize where the photo was taken or, even better, if you know who the laughing lady in the photo was — let us know!

Photo 2: Dapper CFA Football Team

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The record card for this photo gives the subject as “CFA Football Team” and what a dapper group of  young gentlemen they are!

The date listed on the record card is 1928; although I do wonder if that is the correct year, since the  young man seen at the very left end of the front row has on a shirt that says “CFA 01” and the football, seen at the front and center of the photo appears to say “CFA 00.”

There is no information listed on the record card as to who the sportsmen in the photo are — so if you know – let us know!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

 

Local History Photo: Friday, February 24, 2017

Hi everyone, here is our local history photo of the week!

(Click on the photo for a larger view!)

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The record for this photo has no information – so if you know anything about the people in the photo and/or what they were doing let us know!

It is a neat, and fairly clear photo, of a number of men that appear to be firefighters and policemen among others transporting slated items via horse drawn cart.

See the marching band near the driver of the horse drawn cart in the foreground, I wonder if perhaps they’d been in a parade…

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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 or calendar for 2017!

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!