Local History Photo: Friday, March 3, 2017

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

Photo 1: Laughing Lady In Cool Hat

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This lady in the foreground looks like she’s having a good time! We have no idea who she is as there are only two pieces of information on the record card for this photo. The subject is “Drake Photo: Huntington Valley Country Club,” and the date is May 28, 1900. So if you recognize where the photo was taken or, even better, if you know who the laughing lady in the photo was — let us know!

Photo 2: Dapper CFA Football Team

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The record card for this photo gives the subject as “CFA Football Team” and what a dapper group of  young gentlemen they are!

The date listed on the record card is 1928; although I do wonder if that is the correct year, since the  young man seen at the very left end of the front row has on a shirt that says “CFA 01” and the football, seen at the front and center of the photo appears to say “CFA 00.”

There is no information listed on the record card as to who the sportsmen in the photo are — so if you know – 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.

 

Local History Photos of The Week – Friday, October 14, 2016

Hi everyone, I’m going to start posting local history photos every Friday — just to keep things consistent!

Local History Photo 1:

The Park Hotel in Tioga, Pennsylvania 

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This photo is of a cool looking hotel — one that would be neat to stay in today, for its historic value. Unfortunately the record for this photo indicates the building was “built in 1876 and burned in 1915,” so I guess we can’t stay there now…

Local History Photo 2:

A Drake Family Member

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The record for our second photo of the week contains scant information; it indicates that the photo is of a member of the Drake Family and that it was taken in Corning around 1900. It is a neat photo of a little girl and her dog — and if anyone knows who the little girl was — please enlighten the rest of us!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos August 8 28 15

Just a quick precursor note to our new weekly Local History Mystery Photos; I am going on vacation next week and so the next Local History Mystery Photos will not be posting until Thursday, September 11. Have a great weekend! Linda, SSCL

If you’d like a larger view of any of the four photos — just click on the photo!

Photo 1: The notation that accompanies this cheerful lady’s photo simply states the photo is from The Drake Family circa 1900. (LHPA 75-0204) Does anyone know who the lady is and which building she is standing in front of?

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Photo 2: This photo is noted as being of the Corning Fire Dept. Northside Station (LHPA 75-0393). Does anyone know where this building was, or is, and who the men are in the photo?

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Photo 3: This photo is noted to be of Market Street in Corning; however, the exact year is a mystery and which cross street is the closest Pine or wall perhaps…. (LHPA 75-0369)

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Photo 4: The record we have for this photo simply say it is a “Drake Family” photo — does anyone recognize the tower of the building seen behind the frosty trees? (LHPA 75-207)

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