Local History Photos August 18, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Cool Cats with an Early Model Airplane

I have no idea who the young men in the photo are, where the photo was taken or even the name of the model of aircraft. However, that is indeed one cool early model airplane! If you recognize anyone in the photo or have some info on the model of airplane let us know!

Photo 2: The Old Corning Hospital

Our second photo of the week is of the old Corning Hospital. I’m assuming from the collection of items in the foreground of the photo that it was taken after the flood of ’72. And the only bit of the building that remains today is part of the incinerator stack. Time flies!

Photo 3: Mystery Item!

I have no idea why this photo was added to our collection. It appears to be a bottle of olives. Although, perhaps they might be grapes but unless the fruit/veggie won an award at a local fair — I haven’t a clue as to why this photo is important. If you know – let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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 Photo Archive!

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Local History Photos August 11, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Trio Walking Down The Street

Our first photo features a trio of gentlemen walking down the street. The photo looks like it was taken when the weather was colder, so I wonder if perhaps the men in the photo were walking in a Armistice Day Parade? If you recognize any of the men in the photo or the location where the photo was taken let us know!

Photo 2: Possible Market Street In Corning?

Our second photo of the week shows a building that might be on Market Street in Corning. The building on the corner looks to me, mind you without walking down Market Street to double check, like it might be the building on the corner of Walnut and Market Streets but perhaps someone with eagle eyes will take a look and know right off the top!

Photo 3: A Local Church

Our third photo for this week features part of the stone work on, I believe, a local church. I don’t recognize the church which tells my it isn’t the church I was raised in – Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. So if you recognize which church is seen in the photo let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos August 4, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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About our photos of the week: This week I think all three photos of the week were taken during the Flood of 1935 – take a look and see what you think!

Photo 1: Corning Building With 1930s Era Car & Flood Water

Our first photo for this week features one of the old Corning Inc. buildings that use to be located next to the river. I believe this is the area that today houses Corning’s Headquarters complex. And I think the photo was taken during the 1935 Flood because of the clothes the men are wearing which are fancy by far than the clothes most business people wear today.

And because the half a car visible at the left –looks like a 1930s era car.

Photo 2: Flooded Street with Lee Tires Sign

This photo too seems like it was taken in the 1930s; again due to the vintage of the car seen in the distance at the right side of the photo and also due to the Lee Tires billboard — I think that style of smaller billboard had gone out of style by the time of the ’72 Flood.

Photo 3: Technician In Flooded Factory Basement

Our final photo for the week seems also to have been taken during the 1935 Flood. Of course, unless you worked in that factory — where the photo was taken is a mystery! However, the technician working on the equipment is wearing a fancy hat which hearkens back to the earlier decades of the twentieth century. I can’t imagine a technician working on equipment during or after the flood of ’72 wearing a hat like that — a hard hat sure — but not a fancy occasion hat.

Of course, in the 1930s hats, suits and coats like the ones seen in the photos were the usual day ware of business men.

And those are the photos for this 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 2018!

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos July 28, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: A Fire In Progress

Our first photo this week is of an official looking brick building that seems to be on fire. There is no indication in the records as to which building this is or when it caught fire — so if you recognize the building please let us know!

Photo 2: The Old Fire Department

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses the Rockwell Museum but at one time housed the city fire department — the photo is an oldie but a goodie!

Photo 3:  Horse Drawn Cart with Lumber

Our final photo for this week is of a man in what looks like a World War I era uniform, steering horse drawn cart stacked full of lumber. If you have any stories to share about the lumber industry that once was in full force in our region — please let us know.

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 2018!

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.

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Local History Photos July 21, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Lumberjacks In Lumbermill

This photo is a bit grainy; however, I think it is cool! It shows a slice of life in days gone by. Specifically, it shows us a bit of the life of lumberjacks/mill workers locally, back in the days when there was a local lumber industry. The photo is undated and features a blank description – so if recognize where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 2: Covered Bridge & Field

Our second photo of the week shows a covered bridge and a farmer’s field in fall or winter. Where the covered bridge was is a mystery…

Photo 3: Depression Era House & Car

Our third photo for the week features what appears to be a Depression era house and, what might just be a Ford Model T. I imagine the house has long since gone although if you recognize the location please let us know.

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 2018!

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 Photos July 14, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Postcard Photo Pine Street & Erie Avenue (Denison Parkway)

Photo 1 is a photo of an old postcard that offers a view looking up Pine Street from Erie Avenue (Denison Parkway). I believe that is the old Opera House seen on the right and apparently “Uncle Frank’s office” was near the Opera House…

Photo 2: Susquehanna Trail Monument

Photo 2 is of the Susquehanna Trail Monument although I’ll admit, I don’t know where it is, or was, located. If you know where it was/is located please let us know!

Photo 3: Unknown & Unpaved Street

Photo 3 is of an unknown and unpaved street in the vicinity. If you recognize which street it is — let us know!

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 2018!

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 Photos July 7, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Park Hotel, Tioga Pennsylvania

The only real mystery about this photo, of the Park Hotel in Tioga, P.A. — is what year was it taken? Before the streets were paved that much is certain!

Photo 2: A Local Baseball Game

Our second photo for this week shows a local baseball game. And as with the Park Hotel photo, when the photo was taken is a mystery. However, I’m hoping someone will recognize where the photo was taken!

Photo 3: A Family Reunion? 

Our third photo for this week is a group shot, The photo is clear enough to recognize people but there is no info on when and where this photo was taken. So if you recognize anyone in the photo 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.