Local History Photos of the Week June 28, 2019

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

Helpful 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*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Church In Snow

Our first photo for this week is a great shot of a church tower after a snowfall. It is a very visually poetic photo! The location is unknown – so if you recognize the church – please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning During Flood of 1935

Our second photo for this week shows a Corning street during the Flood of 1935. What neat shot despite the damage that was undoubtedly caused by the flooding.

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of West High in 1992:

The 1992 Skjold Cover:

Seniors: Ackley – Clark 

Seniors: Aranda – Crouch

Seniors: Cummings – Hilligus

Seniors: Dickerson – Hooker

Seniors: Hoops – Lundgren

Seniors: Hunt – Manning

Seniors: Mattison – Shaw

Seniors: Middaugh – Sick

Seniors: Smith – Wiltson

Seniors: Stage – Zagor

Senior Collage

Have a great weekend,

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

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Local History Photos of the Week June 22, 2019

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

Helpful 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*

This Sunday, June 23, 2019, is the forty-seventh anniversary of the Flood of ’72. To commemorate the occasion, here is a collection of photos taken on June 23, 1972 and in the days after the flood.

 

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of Painted Post High School in 1930.

And I have to say, this is a lovely yearbook, especially considering the fact that the country was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1930. The cover is a bit time worn but the photos and illustrations are terrific!

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Cover & Title Page:

The 1930 Poster Yearbook Dedication Page:

1930 Poster Senior Class History

Senior Class Advisory Miss Goodrich:

Seniors: Adsit – Cary

Seniors: Davis – Edmister

Seniors: Gage – King

Seniors: Lawson – Peet

Seniors: Pierce – Sweeney

Seniors: Thomas – Van Wie and P. Hoffman

Just after graduation story and Class Will

Glimpses of the Washington Trip

Class Poem 1930

Have a great weekend,

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week June 14, 2019

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

Helpful 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*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Corning Marching Band

Our first photo for this week shows a local marching band set up in front of what was then City Hall and is now the Rockwell Museum.

What a great photo!

Wouldn’t you just love to know what the occasion was?

 

Photo 2: North Side High School Senior Class 1923

Our second photo for this week is of the 1923 Senior Class of North Side High School.

And what a great photo it is! Especially considering  the fact that the original was taken more than ninety years ago; and many photos that are that old aren’t very clear, but this one is! You can clearly see the features of the students who graduates so long ago but are preserved for posterity in this terrific photo!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the Senior Class of North Side high school in 1946:

 

The 1946 North Star Yearbook Cover:

The 1946 North Star Yearbook Title Page:

North Star 1946 Seniors: Acker – Benedict

(with Hickey & Flaherty spotlighted)

North Star 1946 Seniors: Blair – Buckeley

(with Peterson & Byrne highlighted)

North Star 1946 Seniors: Campbell –  Cushing

North Star 1946 Seniors: Dann – Griffin

North Star 1946 Seniors: Griffin – Lando

North Star 1946 Seniors: Lane – Opelt

1946 North Star Senior Class Photo Collage 1:

 

1946 North Star Senior Class Photo Collage 2:

Have a great weekend,

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week June 7, 2019

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

Helpful 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*

And onto the photos of the week!

Photo 1: Train Station 

Our first photo for this week shows one of the train stations in Corning in the days of old. If you know which station this is, Erie perhaps? Let us know!

 

Photo 2: A View of The Flood of 1935

Our second photo is a shot of taken in our area during the Flood of 1935.

We don’t have an exact location for the photo in our records – so if you recognize where it was taken please let us know!

 

Photo 3: A Different View of the Flood of 1935 

And our final photo of this week is another taken during of the Flood of 1935 featuring a car turning the corner on a main street, possible in the City of Corning.

Again, if you recognize exactly where the photo was taken please let us know.

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show, via pages in the yearbook, the students of the East High School Class of 1985.

And if you look closely at the photos, when you get to the “R” section you’ll see one very serious looking student with a familiar name! Boy, what a serious kids I was then; however, I do believe I’ve mellowed a bit in the last thirty years!

And onto the photos of the EHS Class of 1985:

EHS Logos 1985

Yearbook Cover

 

Seniors:

Abbey – Bleichner:

 

Seniors:

Clarkson – Crooker

 

Seniors:

Cross – Divens

 

Seniors:

Donegan – Gallagher

 

Seniors:

Gardner – Grover

 

Seniors:

Hammer – Huttleston

 

Seniors:

Huyler – Kniffin

 

Seniors:

Ko – Luedeman

 

Seniors:

Palumbo – Pierson

 

Seniors:

Ly – Morrow

 

Seniors:

Morseman – Overstrom

 

Seniors:

Pitts – Searfoss

 

Seniors:

Shaddock – Sowersby

 

Seniors:

Spedding – Travis

 

Seniors:

Tuttle – Zahradka

Have a great weekend,

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week May 31, 2019

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

This week in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Corning Free Academy Class of 1959 we are going to diverge from our usual format of showing photos from the library’s Local History Archive and instead take a look at photos from 1959 Stator.

Hats off to the class of 1959 and the alumni attending the upcoming reunion on June 8, 2019 at the American Legion in South Corning. 

If you have questions about the reunion you can contact Nancy Watlock Gabel at (607) 292-6448 or wheeling65@roadrunner.com.

In honor of the reunion, I’ve created a PowerPoint slideshow featuring pages from the 1959 Stator which is a bit polished and it is easier to make the photos larger if you download the slideshow – here is the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qcz293w08viahm0/Class%20of%201959%20Stator.pptx?dl=0

Feel free to download, print and share the PowerPoint!

Seen below are the photos of the Seniors as seen in the 1959 Stator – twice!

The first viewing of ’59 Seniors shows each individual page of photos as it appears in the yearbook – this format offers a larger view of each yearbook page.

And the second viewing of ’59 Seniors shows the yearbook pages side-by-side as they appear in the yearbook – the photos appear a bit smaller this way so you may need to make them appear larger on your screen as discussed in the brief Helpful Hints section below!

Helpful Hints: If you’re using a computer you can press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and then tap the + sign, also on your keyboard, to make photos larger as they appear on the screen.

And as an alternative, if you use a mouse you can press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboad and then push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you to make the photos bigger. (The other way around works too – to make photos smaller press and hold down on the CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you – this is called zooming in and out!)

And on to the photos!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSL

 

Local History Photos of the Week May 24, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

I’m working on fine tuning my WordPress skills!

I’ve discovered how to insert photo galleries so you can easily browse a collection of photos. However, I’m having a challenging time figuring out how to place the galleries where I want them within a post — those challenging galleries just want to hang out at the bottom of the page!

So for this week we’ll let the photos hang out at the bottom of the page…

The first gallery of photos seen below show un-named World War I era soliders from the Corning area. If you know who any of those soldiers were, please let us know.

The second gallery seen below features photos taken from the 1948 Corning Free Academy Stator year book. The photos show the senior class and a few extra fun photos.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Local History Photos of the Week May 17, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1:  Old School 3

Our first photo for this week is of the Old School 3 located at the corner of Chemung and Fifth Streets in Corning. The building is still standing and has been convereted into apartments.

We don’t have a date for the year this photo was taken but it was obviously a long time ago as Chemung Street doesn’t appear to have been paved yet!

Photo 2: Horse & Carriage, Penn Yan, Monday, July 25, 1897

Our second photo is of a group, possible a family, getting ready to take a horse and carraige ride. Who the people are in the photo is a mystery – but the general location the photo was taken and that date are certainly not!

And, wow, look at those hats!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the 1956 Campbell Savona Spotlight yearbook including photos of the Senior Class!

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!