Local History Photos August 25, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Palomar Observatory Disc

This photo is obviously of one of the two large discs that Corning Glass made for the Palomar Mountain Observatory in 1948. However, whether it is the first imperfect disc that is on display at the Corning Museum of Glass or the second disc that wound up at the Palomar Observatory — is not clear from the photo. If you know, please let us know!

Photo 2: Dann Dairy 

I’ll admit that while the name “Dann Diary” seems familiar to me, I can’t quire recall where this dairy farm was located. But I bet someone out there in Internet Land will remember!

Photo 3: Corning Glass Trucks

Our third photo of the week shows some of the Corning Glass trucks parked in their garage spots. And as with the Dann Dairy photo I seem to recall seeing those trucks at some time in the past! I’m quite certain the building the trucks were housed in was on the Southside of Corning but where I’m not certain. However, I’m willing to bet that many local residents do remember where this building was located!

References:

MIRROR TO DISCOVERY: THE 200-INCH DISK AND THE HALE REFLECTING TELESCOPE AT PALOMAR

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

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 August 11, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Trio Walking Down The Street

Our first photo features a trio of gentlemen walking down the street. The photo looks like it was taken when the weather was colder, so I wonder if perhaps the men in the photo were walking in a Armistice Day Parade? If you recognize any of the men in the photo or the location where the photo was taken let us know!

Photo 2: Possible Market Street In Corning?

Our second photo of the week shows a building that might be on Market Street in Corning. The building on the corner looks to me, mind you without walking down Market Street to double check, like it might be the building on the corner of Walnut and Market Streets but perhaps someone with eagle eyes will take a look and know right off the top!

Photo 3: A Local Church

Our third photo for this week features part of the stone work on, I believe, a local church. I don’t recognize the church which tells my it isn’t the church I was raised in – Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. So if you recognize which church is seen in the photo let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos August 4, 2017

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

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About our photos of the week: This week I think all three photos of the week were taken during the Flood of 1935 – take a look and see what you think!

Photo 1: Corning Building With 1930s Era Car & Flood Water

Our first photo for this week features one of the old Corning Inc. buildings that use to be located next to the river. I believe this is the area that today houses Corning’s Headquarters complex. And I think the photo was taken during the 1935 Flood because of the clothes the men are wearing which are fancy by far than the clothes most business people wear today.

And because the half a car visible at the left –looks like a 1930s era car.

Photo 2: Flooded Street with Lee Tires Sign

This photo too seems like it was taken in the 1930s; again due to the vintage of the car seen in the distance at the right side of the photo and also due to the Lee Tires billboard — I think that style of smaller billboard had gone out of style by the time of the ’72 Flood.

Photo 3: Technician In Flooded Factory Basement

Our final photo for the week seems also to have been taken during the 1935 Flood. Of course, unless you worked in that factory — where the photo was taken is a mystery! However, the technician working on the equipment is wearing a fancy hat which hearkens back to the earlier decades of the twentieth century. I can’t imagine a technician working on equipment during or after the flood of ’72 wearing a hat like that — a hard hat sure — but not a fancy occasion hat.

Of course, in the 1930s hats, suits and coats like the ones seen in the photos were the usual day ware of business men.

And those are the photos for this week!

Have a great weekend,

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 2018!

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos July 28, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Fire In Progress

Our first photo this week is of an official looking brick building that seems to be on fire. There is no indication in the records as to which building this is or when it caught fire — so if you recognize the building please let us know!

Photo 2: The Old Fire Department

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses the Rockwell Museum but at one time housed the city fire department — the photo is an oldie but a goodie!

Photo 3:  Horse Drawn Cart with Lumber

Our final photo for this week is of a man in what looks like a World War I era uniform, steering horse drawn cart stacked full of lumber. If you have any stories to share about the lumber industry that once was in full force in our region — please let us know.

Have a great day!

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 2018!

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.

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Local History Photos July 21, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Lumberjacks In Lumbermill

This photo is a bit grainy; however, I think it is cool! It shows a slice of life in days gone by. Specifically, it shows us a bit of the life of lumberjacks/mill workers locally, back in the days when there was a local lumber industry. The photo is undated and features a blank description – so if recognize where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 2: Covered Bridge & Field

Our second photo of the week shows a covered bridge and a farmer’s field in fall or winter. Where the covered bridge was is a mystery…

Photo 3: Depression Era House & Car

Our third photo for the week features what appears to be a Depression era house and, what might just be a Ford Model T. I imagine the house has long since gone although if you recognize the location please let us know.

Have a great day!

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 2018!

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 July 14, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Postcard Photo Pine Street & Erie Avenue (Denison Parkway)

Photo 1 is a photo of an old postcard that offers a view looking up Pine Street from Erie Avenue (Denison Parkway). I believe that is the old Opera House seen on the right and apparently “Uncle Frank’s office” was near the Opera House…

Photo 2: Susquehanna Trail Monument

Photo 2 is of the Susquehanna Trail Monument although I’ll admit, I don’t know where it is, or was, located. If you know where it was/is located please let us know!

Photo 3: Unknown & Unpaved Street

Photo 3 is of an unknown and unpaved street in the vicinity. If you recognize which street it is — let us know!

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 2018!

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 June 30, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Mohawk Plane


This “photo” appears to be of a newspaper and features a Mohawk plane that landed at the Corning-Elmira Regional Airport at some point the past.

Photo 2: Somber Young Women

Photo 2 features five somber looking young women dressed in some type of uniform. When/where the photo was taken and who the young women are remains a mystery.

Photo 3: Corning Parade

Photo 3 I recognize as being of a parade taking place in the City of Corning at some time in the past — with a neat Lincoln Rochester float in the foreground.

Have a great day!

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 help!

Local History Photos June 16, 2017

Hi everyone, as I’m now sharing multiple photos of our region in the olden days, I’ve changed the title of this series of postings to “Local History Photos.” And remember, if you have, or find, any photos of the people, places or events that occurred in the region in days past that you don’t know what to do with; you can donate them to the library and assist us in improving our Local History Photo Archive!

And now, on to the photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Somber Officer

We have no idea who this somber officer is! I’m a librarian and not, of course, an expert in which military uniforms come from which era but I’m thinking, perhaps, he’s wearing a World War I era navy dress uniform? If you know who he is or what era his uniform comes from please let us know.

Photo 2: Mystery Man With Glass

Our second photo for this week actually consists of one photo and part of a second photo. And we’re going to ignore the part at the very right after the line and focus on the full photo which shows an unidentified man in what looks like a glass shop. I’m wondering if this might be a photo of the Corning Museum of Glass after the Flood of ’72? If you know where the photo was taken and/or who the mystery man is — let us know!

Photo  3: Moving One Of The Indian Statues In Painted Post

Our third photo of the week was obviously taken in Painted Post, and I’m guessing from the cars and the patriotic banners that they the men are installing the new Indian statue, the one that the late Norman Phelps designed, that was installed on Memorial Day 1950 — although the archival card for this photo doesn’t have a date.

In relation, Audrey Phelps, the wife of the the art teacher Norman Phelps who designed the new Indian statue, also known as the Indian Monument, wrote a neat article on the history of the Indian statues in Painted Post, for the Crooked Lake Review – which you can access via the following link: https://goo.gl/XM9QeB

I also discovered while doing research for this posting that the Crooked Lake Review, which offers tantalizing tidbits of local history is now available in blog form. Here’s the link to the site: http://crookedlakereview.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

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 Photo: Friday, May 13, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Park Church 

Our first photo is of The Park Church in Elmira, N.Y. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Photo 2: Corning City Hall or Fire Department?

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses The Rockwell Museum. Previously, the building, located on the corner of Denison Parkway East and Cedar Streets in Corning, housed the city fire department and at one time, the city hall. The date this photo was taken remains a mystery. However, you can see railroad tracks in the foreground so I’m guessing the photo was taken when Denison Parkway was still Erie Avenue and a city train route.

Photo 3: Flood of 72′ on Route 328

I vaguely remember The Flood of ’72; but as I was six years old at the time I don’t remember the local pre-flood landscape well. I do not recognize where this photo was taken. A little online research tells me that New York State Route 328 runs south from Southport, near Elmira, NY., towards Pennsylvania but as far as where the Shaworma and the Super Duper in the photo were located I haven’t a clue! If you recognize where this photo was taken let us know!

Have a great weekend!

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 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!

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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.