Local History Photo of the Week July 6, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Patriotic Parade Marchers?

I’m going to guess that the two gentleman seen in the photo were marching in a long-ago parade. Perhaps on the 4th of July or Memorial Day?

If you recognize either of the men in the photo, please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning Opera House

Our second photo for this week is another photo we have that appears to have been take of a photo. This one shows the old Corning Opera House. I’m not sure when the opera house was torn down, as it was before my time, but I’m guessing sometime prior to the 1950s or whenever the Woolworths store was built on that block of Pine Street in Corning.

If you have any stories about the old Corning Opera House please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Postcard of Corning Opera House

The Library of Congress has a free digital collection of images that you can download — including this photo of a postcard of the old Corning Opera House – which is neat!

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

Local History Photo: Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Here are our local history photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: Kids In Winter 

Photo 1 is of a trio of kids in winter standing near a lake. If you have a clue as to what year this photo was taken, where it was taken or who the children in the photo are – let us know!

Photo 2: Distinguished Gentlemen 

Photo 2: Is a group shot of distinguished gentlemen who I think might be sitting on the Corning Courthouse steps…

If you know who the gentlemen were, when the photo was taken or for certain where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 3: Corning Opera House

Photo 3: There is no mystery as to which building is features in this photo since the sign above the main entryway clearly says Corning Opera House. If you have any stories you’d like to share about the old Corning Opera House let us know!

And speaking of the old Corning Opera House – did you know The New York public Library has a Digital Collection of images that are free to download? They do! You can even order prints, staring with a size of 18″ x 24,” of many of the items in their Digital Collection — including, and you guessed it!, prints of the old Corning Opera House — here is the image they have in their catalog:

And here is a link to the page for The Opera House in the NYPL Digital Collection should you wish to know more:

https://goo.gl/ra75Hr

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.