Local History Photos November 24, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Dinning Room With Mural 

Our first photo for this week shows a long table set up for format dinning; in a room with traditional drapes and a mural painted on the wall in the background. I’m guessing perhaps this photo is of a business dinning room that was once located in our region. If you recognize where the photo was taken – let us know!

Photo 2: A Really Big Tree!

Photo 2 reminds us our region was once a hub of logging activity! I do wonder where trees that were that big and old grew around here…

Photo 3: Old Postcard of Corning Glass Works

And our final photo for this week is of an old postcard of the Corning Glass Works complex – the complex that used to be in the area where Corning’s headquarters building is today. What a neat postcard!

Have a great day,

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!

 

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Local History Photos October 5, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week for last week! That is right, this is the posting that should have gone up on September 29!

The posting for this week will be up tomorrow morning!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1 Saint Mary’s Church:

This one is a neat photo of Saint Mary’s Church; and looking at the car I’d guess it was taken sometime in the 1930s.

Photo 2 Market Street Parade:

Photo 2 is of a parade on Market Street perhaps in the 1950s…

Photo 3 Postcard of Corning Glass Works

Photo 3 is a photo of a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works — date unknown.

If you know, let us know!

We have the photo of the post card but not the post card itself which might have had that info on the back side.

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!

 

Local History Photo: Friday, April 21, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

And as we skipped a week between postings — this week I’m offering four photos instead of three!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Graduating Class

Photo 1 appears to be of a graduating class. However, who the students are, which school the group graduated from, and which school they graduated from remain mysteries.

Photo 2: Serious Woman with Glasses

Our second photo for this week is of a serious young woman wearing glasses. In looking at her clothes, I would guess this photo was taken sometime in the first quarter of the 20th Century — and I wonder if the dress might be a wedding dress? Who the women is remains a mystery. It is a great photo though! She looks like she’s pondering philosophical questions!

Photo 3: Flooded Office

The record for this photo indicates the flooded office was in one of the local Corning Glass buildings but which one and when remain a mystery. The flood might have been the 35′ Flood or the ’72 Flood…

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 Photo: Friday, December 30, 2016

Here’s our local history photo of the week!

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The record for this photo states

“The Old N. Y. Central Station in immediate foreground. Corning Glass Works in rear.”

And this photo appears to be of a post card as you can see it is titled “Corning, N.Y. the Crystal City” at the top of the and “Corning Glass Works” at the bottom.

Railroads were obviously a huge part of life in the Corning area in the past.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Photo: Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Friday everyone!

Here is our local history photo of the week.

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The record for this photo states:

Subject: “Glass Disk”

Location: “Corning Glass Center Corning”

The disk in the photo is the original 200″ reflecting telescope disk made for George Ellery Hale in 1934.

The disk was to be installed at the Palomar Observatory in California. And this disk, the first one they created, is imperfect due to the mold cracking as the glass was being poured to create the disk.

So the original disc, seen in the photo is, as it has been for many years, on display at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The second disk they poured did, indeed, go on to be used by the Palomar Observatory — where it is still being used today.

And if you’d like to know more about the disk on display at CMOG and its successor disk that went to the Palomar Observatory – here’s a link to a page on The Corning Museum of Glass website titled “MIRROR TO DISCOVERY: THE 200-INCH DISK AND THE HALE REFLECTING TELESCOPE AT PALOMAR” — where you’ll find more information:

http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/mirror-to-discovery

And stepping away from the disk discussion for a moment — here’s is an actual local history mystery question!

Does anyone know the identity of the two people seen standing next to the disc in the photo?

Our record doesn’t have that information listed…

Have a great weekend!
Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos December 17, 2015

Hi everyone, here is a new batch of Local History Mystery Photos!

As usual if you click on the individual photos you get a larger view.

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Local History Mystery Photo 1:

Well this one really isn’t a mystery! Unless of course, someone wants to take a stab at identifying the man in the photo… This is a photo of the McDonalds that use to be in Riverside somewhere near the old Tasty Freeze. I’m thinking it was located somewhere near where the entrance ramp to the highway is across from Auto Zone but as I was 6 in 1972 I might be off a bit! The picture was taken just after the famous Flood of 1972.

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Local History Mystery Photo 2:

This photo was taken during the Food of 1972 and the mystery might be how was it taken? It appears the photographer was in a boat floating by the Glass Works buildings. And this photo also appears to be a photo taken of another photo — so the second mystery question might be who has the original photo?

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Local History Mystery Photo 3: 

This photo appears to be of the Chemung River looking eastward from the region that is past Wegmans and parallel  to Sunset Drive — towards what I believe is the Bridge Street Bridge in the background with parts of the old railway bridge in the foreground.

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Local History Mystery Photo 4: 

This is another photo in the library archive that appears to be a photo of another photo so it is a bit crooked because that is the way the photo in the archive looks; however, this is a neat photo of the Corning of the past! The photo is of one of those old postcards and is labeled with the description “Junction of Pulteney and Bridge Streets, Corning, N.Y.

And I know where Bridge and Pulteney Streets are of course! However, that large building in the foreground — not a clue!

So our mystery questions regarding this photo are 1: Does anyone know anything about the large building in the foreground – perhaps what business were housed in it? And 2. Does anyone have any idea of what year the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 5: 

And this one is another photo in the archive that is actually a photo of a photo; however, I think it is cool so I’m going to include it! This one is of the St. Mary’s Church what I assume if formally called the Rectory located on Corning’s Southside. And our mystery question is what year was this photo taken? The car, which you can just see located in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures looks like an early 20th Century car — so if someone knows their cars — they might venture a solid guess!

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Local History Mystery Photo 6:

This photo is of old School 3, located on Chemung Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Corning and which has since been transformed from a school into apartments. And our local history mystery question is what year do you think the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 7:

And our final Local History Mystery Photo for this month is of another parade. The paraders look like a formal group don’t they? So our local history mystery questions for this photo are 1. When was this photo taken and 2. Where was this photo taken? The description in the archive only says “Parade, Corning.”

Have a great holiday season!

Linda, SSCL