Local History Photos November 17, 2017

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

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1. Grove Springs Hotel Landing:

This photo, of a 1904 era postcard, is of the Grove Springs Hotel Landing on Keuka Lake. I don’t know when the hotel closed down but I did find an excellent article on the hotel in a back issue of the Crooked Lake News – here’s a link to the article:

http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/1_33/16july1989/16treichler.html

And if you know what happened to the Grove Springs Hotel let us know!

Photo 2. Snowy Scene on New York State Route 225:

This photo appears to have been taken in the 1930s or 1940s somewhere on New York State Route 225. The precise location remains a mystery but if we find it – we can see if the speed limit there is still 15 MPH!

Photo 3: A Flood Era Photo of the Corning Museum of Glass: 

Here’s a photo of the Corning Museum of Glass during the Flood of 1972. And even though most of us who live in the Corning area recognize where this photo was taken — it is still neat to take a look at flood era photo to see how far we’ve come in the last 45 years!

Have a great day,

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 November 10, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Small Old House

This photo is of a small old house that was located in the Corning area at one time. Just where the house was and if whether or not it is still standing — that is a mystery! If you recognize where the house was/is — let us know!

Photo 2: More Small Old Houses

And here’s a second photo of two old houses located somewhere in our area – but again — where the houses were located is a mystery. Let us know if you can solve it!

Photo 3: Unusual Watch 

This is a photo of an unusual watch. And I don’t know a thing about the history of railroad time pieces – but I’m wondering if this might be a watch once carried by a railroad conductor? If you recognize what this time piece was used for – let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Photos November 4, 2017

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

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Photo 1: New Baron Steuben Hotel 

The caption on this photo, which is seen in faded writing at the top of the photo, says “New Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning, N.Y.”

Photo 2: Greek Revival Home

Our second photo for the week is of a Greek Revival building. And the building looks familiar but I can’t quite recall where I’ve seen it! If you know where the home is located let us know!

Photo 3: Parade 

And our final photo for this week looks like it might be of an old Colonial Days Parade. However, I can’t quite tell from the black and white photo if those are truly native American braves riding the horses or simply persons dressed up in native clothing. Perhaps someone with eagle eyes can take a look and see. And if you know anything about the parade of the men riding the horses let us know!

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 Cricut 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 Photos October 20, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Little Girl Hoop Rolling

Our first photo shows a precious little girl with her rolling hoop and stick. The clothes look like they might be Victorian in vintage.

Where the photo was taken and who the little girl may have been remains a mystery…

Photo 2: Smiling Young Woman 

Our second photo for this week features a smiling young women wearing a fancy gown and tiara.

Whether the lady in fancy clothes was queen of a parade, going to a party or perhaps getting married remains a mystery…

Photo 3: Building on One of the Lakes:

Our final photo for this week seems to have been taken from a boat. The picture shows a building, with a nearby smokestack seen in the background. So perhaps this building was a business located on one of the Finger Lakes…

Have a great day!

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 Cricut 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 Photos October 13, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Parade – Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company Globe Float Side View In Front of Baron Steuben Hotel – Photo 1 of 2

Our first photo is of a neat float for a parade held in Corning some time in the 1930s or 1940s. The float, which clearly shows it is sponsored by the Lincoln Rochester Trust Company features a globe and a young gal in a white dress — perhaps the queen of the parade?

A great photo! If you know more about it than we do — let us know!

Photo 2: Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company – Photo 2 of 2 

This second photo of the Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company float shows the float driving up Market Street. You can clearly see on the right of the photo a sign for the “Corning Paper Supply” company and on the left for the “Taylor Printing Company” — very cool! As is the gaffer banner seen on the left side of the photo.

Photo 3: A Fun Bunch

We’ve no idea who the people are in this photo; but they do look like they’re having a good time!

I can’t see clearly what the man in front, on the left, is holding — a watermelon maybe? The fellow in front on the right seems to have a baseball bat and a humorous grin to match the twinkle in the eye of the maybe-holding-a-watermelon man opposite him. If you recognize anyone in the photo — 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!

 

Local History Photos September 22, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Baseball Team

Photo 1 is of a Corning baseball team. And the team might be a high school team from Corning Free Academy but what year the photo was taken and who the young players are remain a mystery…

Photo 2: The Masonic Lodge

Photo 2 is of the Masonic Lodge that still stands on Walnut Street. You can tell the photo was taken many years ago because the the Elks Club, which was built next door later, has obviously not yet been built — you can actually see the back porch of a house that faces First Street in the background on the right but the Elks Club building either was much smaller then than it is now or it wasn’t there at all…

Photo 3: Serious Notre Dame Baseball Player

I’ve no idea when there was a local Notre Dame baseball team — but there obviously was as here is a photo of a very serious baseball player. If  you know who the player is/was — let us know!

Have a good 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!

Local History Photos September 15, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Local Overpass View

Photo 1 is a view of what was, or is, assumedly a local overpass. The cars appear to be from the 1930s but where the overpass was remains a mystery. If you know — let us know!

Photo 2: Cleaned & Painted Building

Our second photo of the week is of what might be an municipal building or, possibly, a church. Where in our region the building is, or was as the case may be remains a mystery.

Photo 3: Local Archaeological Dig

Our final photo for this week is of what appears to be an archaeological dig. But when and where the dig occurred, and what was determined about the remains – remain a mystery. The notation on the top left hand edge of the photo says ” July – 193″ – but whether that means the photo was taken in a July of the 1930s or if it was taken in July and is photo 193 in a series remains a mystery…

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!