Local History Photo: Friday, May 20, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Possible Hunting Group?

This photo features seven guys who look like they might possible by getting ready to go hunting. There is no info on where the photo was taken locally — so if you recognize it – or any of the men in the photo – let us know!

Photo 2: One Really Big Tree 

I know logging was once a industry in this area but I cannot imagine where they would have found tree that big in this area! If you recognize either of the men in the photo please let us know.

Photo 3: Market Street At Night

This photo was obviously taken of Market Street, in the City of Corning, at night and I guess in the 1940s or 1950s by looking at the cars. What a neat photo! I wonder what type of a store Caines was as I don’t recall it…It is cool to see the post office in the background.

Photo 4: Market Street During The Day

And as this positing is being posted late this week, which was another super busy week in Library Land, here’s a bonus photo! This photo too is of Market Street, this time a day shoot and I would guess the photo was taken in the sixties. Another cool photo!

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, May 5, 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: First Street Churches:

Photo 1 appears to be of a postcard and shows the two churches that are located at the intersection of First and Cedar Streets in Corning – Christ Episcopal Church, on the left, and Corning First United Methodist Church on the right. When the photo was taken remains a mystery — certainly that fence you can see to the left of the Episcopal Church hasn’t been there for many years.

Photo 2: Court House Park:

There is not mystery as to where Court House Park, also known as Canfield Park, is located — it would be hard to miss the park as it takes up most of the square city blocks that surround The Court House. When the photo was taken is the question!

Photo 3: Dennison Park

Photo 3 features a view of the bridge in the middle of Dennison Park. If anyone has a clue as to the year this photo was taken let us know!

Photo 4: After The Flood of ’72?

I’m going to guess the photo was taken in Corning after the Flood of ’72. I do not recognize the house and I can’t quite tell if that is smoke from a fire, seen in the background but unless there was a tornado — it is probably a photo taken after the most recent major flood of the region.

Have a good 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, January 27, 2017

Good Friday morning everyone!

Here is our Local History Photo of the Week!

This one is, as usual, an oldie, but a goodie!

(Click on the photo for a larger view)

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The record for this photo is completely blank.

However, I think we can safely assume the photo is of the Corning  Savings Bank!

When the photo was taken and where the Corning Savings Bank was located in Corning are a mystery! Although I’d venture a guess that the Corning Savings Bank was probably on Market Street…

If you know anything about the old Corning Savings Bank – let us hear from you!

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.

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, January 20, 2017

Hi everyone, here is our Local History Photo of the week!

And this is another one of those interesting photos from our Local History Photo Archive, that features what appears to be a photo of a photo.

(Click on the photo for a larger view)

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This photo is of Mr. H. Stasch but who or where the photo was taken remain a mystery.

I don’t know who Mr. H. Stasch was but I’m wondering if he wasn’t a teacher or principal or academic of some kind, as it looks like that might just be a portion of the Northside Blodgett school building behind him — the lower windows look similar…

Whoever he was, Mr. H. Stasch was certainly a dapper fellow!

And if you know who he was and/or recognize where this photo was taken let us hear from you!

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 or calendar for 2017!

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, January 13, 2017

Hi everyone, it is Friday so it is time for the Local History Photo of the Week!

And here it is!

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The record for this photo doesn’t feature a date.

And the record only states the photo is of “State Street Viaduct.”

However, it certainly isn’t a new photo as there hasn’t been a State Street Viaduct in a number of years!

If you know anything about the old State Street Viaduct let us know!

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 or calendar for 2017!

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, January 6, 2017

Happy Friday and Happy New Year everyone!

Here is our first Local History Photo of 2017.

(Click on the photo for a larger view!)

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The item record for this photo indicates that it is of the Riverside Builders Float that appeared in a Parade held in Corning, NY on July 4, 1929.

What a cool float!

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 our Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album or calendar for 2017!

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, December 23, 2016

Happy Friday everyone!

Just a reminder the library is closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26 — so put those books on hold and you can pick them up on Tuesday, December 27!

(As usual click on the photo for a larger view!)

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This photo is of the old castle, aka arsenal, which was built in 1858 and later sold, at auction, to Saint Mary’s Church and used as an orphanage and convent before the building was torn down in the 1960s. (Dimitroff and Janes 46-48)

What a cool old building!

Works Cited

Dimitroff, Thomas P., and Lois Janes. History of the CORNING Painted Post Area: 200 Years in Painted Post Country. Bookmarks. Corning. 1991.