Local History Photos December 15, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Drawing of the Patterson Inn:

Our first photo for this week appears to featuring a drawing of the Patterson Inn at some time in the past. If you recognize the drawing or know who the artist was – let us know!

Photo 2: Partially Flooded Local Street:

Our second photo for this week is of a partially flooded local street.

I’m guessing the photo may have been taken during the Flood of 1935.

I don’t recognize the street — if you do – let us know!

Photo 3: Cool Queen Anne Style House:

Our last photo for this week features a cool Queen Anne style house with a neat rounded porch and copula style look out room.

I’ve no idea where this house is, or was as the case may be, but what a cool style!

If you recognize where the house is, or was, please let us know!

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 December 8, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Tractor Or Part Of A Train?

I’m a librarian and I love technology but I don’t know much about train or tractor technology.

So I’m not sure if the gentleman in the photo is working on a tractor or the locomotive part of a train…

If you recognize what the technology is, let us know!

And if you know who the man in the photo is or where the photo was taken – we’d like to know that too!

Photo 2: State Road Near Corning

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old State Road which, was evidently located near Corning. I don’t recognize where this photo was taken; so if you know, let us know!

Photo 3: Possible World War I Volunteers Or Vets

I’m guessing the men in this photo might be World War I army volunteers or veterans.

You can tell my their high collars and suits that the photo was taken before World War II.

And I can’t make out what the badges some of the men are wearing say. If you recognize any of the men in the photo, know where the photo was taken or can tell us anything about the photo please let us know!

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!

Local History Photos December 1, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Photo of a Photo of the old Addison High School:

We have a number of photos in our photo archive that are photos taken of old photos or postcards of people, places and things in the region. And this is another cool one – if you just ignore the sliver of counter top at the top of the photo.

The photo is of the old Addison High School sometime in the early twentieth century.

If you know anything about the old Addison High School let us know!

Photo 2: A Group of OBBN Women with Basketball & Dog:

I have no idea what the “OBBN” on these ladies shirts stands for! And they’re dressed rather fancily from a modern perspective to play soccer or some other type of ball game. But whatever the occasion the photo was taken for, I’d say the ladies are definitely a team and I like their dog too!

Photo 3: Readying The Street For Paving:

Our final photo of this week shows what appears to be a crew getting a street ready for paving – presumably with bricks. Although I suppose they could be digging the street up in order to install plumbing pipes too. If you recognize which local street they were working on, or if you know anything about when and how the originally paved the streets in Corning – let us know.

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!

Local History Photos November 24, 2017

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

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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!

 

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!

 

Local History Photos October 27, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Painted Post From Fairview Avenue

I don’t know when this photo was taken, and it is hard to read the hand writing on the photo;  however, I’m quite certain it says “Painted Post from Fairview Avenue.” And as there are now houses in the area shown as a field in the photo –I’d say the photo is an oldie but a goodie!

Photo 2: Henkel Block:

Our second photo for this week is one of the Henkel Block building on Market Street at some time in the past. I’d love to know what type of “Room” business was once located to the left of that building! Perhaps a tea room? If anyone knows, please let us know!

Photo 3: Parked Cars On Corning Street

These old cars, were of course contemporary when the photo was taken. And I don’t recognize which street this is in Corning – but perhaps some one out there with eagle eyes will! If you figure it out – let us  know and we’ll update our record.

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 July 7, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Park Hotel, Tioga Pennsylvania

The only real mystery about this photo, of the Park Hotel in Tioga, P.A. — is what year was it taken? Before the streets were paved that much is certain!

Photo 2: A Local Baseball Game

Our second photo for this week shows a local baseball game. And as with the Park Hotel photo, when the photo was taken is a mystery. However, I’m hoping someone will recognize where the photo was taken!

Photo 3: A Family Reunion? 

Our third photo for this week is a group shot, The photo is clear enough to recognize people but there is no info on when and where this photo was taken. So if you recognize anyone in the photo 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.