Local History Photos of the Week August 24, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Street Sign Near Jones Pontiac: 

Our first photo for this week shows an old Corning Glass Center Street sign in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. Jones Pontiac can be seen in the background.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Basketball Team Circa Early Twentieth Century:

Our second photo is of a Corning Free Academy basketball team. The photo appears to have been taken in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Bonus Photo 1: C.F.A. 1909-1910 Basketball Team:

And as a bonus, while we’re on the subject of old C.F.A. basketball teams – here is another – this one from the 1909-1910 basketball season.

Current Photo: City Hall Seen Across Old Corning Hospital Site:

Our last photo for this week is of the old Corning Hospital lot as it looks today, August 24, 2018. The construction crews seem to have the lot pretty much leveled out and you can clearly see Corning City Hall across the lot, and across Denison Parkway.

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…

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

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Local History Photos March 9, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Steuben Street in 1921

Our first photo, features a cool view of an unpaved Steuben Street in 1921.

And this photo is another photo taken of a photo so it really is the original that is crooked!

Photo 2: C.F.A. Baseball Team

Our second photo for this week is of a serious looking C.F.A. baseball team – year unknown!

If you can tell us anything more about life on Steuben Street in Corning or the history of baseball in the Crystal City please do!

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…

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 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 Photos Of The Week October 1, 2016

Happy Saturday morning everyone!

Here are two local history photos for your weekend perusal!

Local History Photo 1: 

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This one appears to be a parade and by the hats the men are wearing I’d guess this photo was taken in the early 20th Century — perhaps on First Street in Corning? We have no information on the photo itself — so it is a mystery!

Local History Photo 2:

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Our second photo for this week does have a written records which notes:

“Parade: Drill team competition on C.F.A. Campus.”

This photo too looks like it might have been taken early in the 30th Century – and I wonder if the men in uniform were drilling as part of a training to become fireman?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Access the Corning newspaper (on microfilm) going back to 1840

Use one of the library’s scanners to digitalize your family photos or slides

Use library equipment to create digital copies of your family narrations on audio cassettes

Use library cameras and a green screen to create fun photos for your family albums

Use the library’s Cricut machine to create a custom photo album

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos November 7, 2015

Here’s another batch of local history mystery photos!

If you click on any of the photos you’ll get a larger view.

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Photo 1 is titled “Corning Home” and that title is literally the only description we have on record for this archival photo! So the question is the obvious one where is, or was as the case may be, this house located in Corning?

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Photo 2 is titled “Pine Street Bridge” and is more commonly known today as the Centerway Bridge or the Walking Bridge as one cannot drive a car over the bridge any loner.

Our local history mystery question for this photo is: When was it taken?

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Photo 3: is title “High Street” and features a view of  High Street, in Painted Post, looking eastward. The record for this photo indicates it was taken in 1921.

And our mystery question for this photo is: When was High Street paved?

Also feel free to share any stories you might have about living on High Street!

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Photo 4 is titled “Graduation Picture – CFA;” and shows the graduating class at Corning Free Academy in 1895!

Our obvious mystery question about this photo is: Does anyone know who any of the people in the photo are?

And just an curious aside, I wonder why only three young men graduated from C.F.A. in 1895? Perhaps the other boys were all helping out on family farms?

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And Photo 5 is titled “Grade 3 – School 3;” this photo was taken in 1916.

And our mystery questions for this photo are:

Where was this photo taken?

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Does anyone recognize any of the kids in the photo?

And if  you know how many numbered schools there were in the City of Corning let the rest of  us know! I know only of schools, 1, 2 & 3; and I believe the Alternative School for Math and Science is housed, in part, is, I believe, old School ! and School 3, the one I believe we see a part of in the photo is on Chemung Street — but where was School 2?

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

And drop in and checkout the library’s Makerspace and Local History resources!