Local History Photos of the Week July 27, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Switchboard Operator

Our first photo for this week features a switchboard operator who is very focused on her job. I can’t quite make out the date on the calendar hanging on the wall – it might say 1938.

When and where the photo was taken locally is a mystery as is the name of the switchboard operator. If you recognize the lady in the photo and/or where the photo was taken – let us know!

Photo 2: Bonady’s Produce Market In The Aftermath Of The Flood

Our second photo for this week is of the old Bonady’s Produce Market in the aftermath of the flood. The building does look much worse for ware but they did rebuild.

Bonus Photo: Tastee Freeze After The Flood

This is another photo taken in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. And I selected the photo of the old tastee-freez because summer time is ice cream time! And I do recall getting ice cream at the tastee-freez before they demolished the building.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, 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 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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org