Local History Photos of the Week April 13, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Our photos for this week are of streets in Painted Post, New York. Both photos were taken in 1921.

Photo 1: Hamilton Street in Painted Post

Photo 1 offers a view of Hamilton Street in Painted Post looking northward toward the railroad tracks.

Photo 2: First Street in Painted Post 

Photo 2 for this week shows an unpaved First Street in Painted Post and, it really blends the old transportation with the new! You can clearly see the railroad crossing sign in the foreground and the grooves of horse drawn carts running down the middle of the street. What a great photo!

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 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 Of The Week October 1, 2016

Happy Saturday morning everyone!

Here are two local history photos for your weekend perusal!

Local History Photo 1: 

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This one appears to be a parade and by the hats the men are wearing I’d guess this photo was taken in the early 20th Century — perhaps on First Street in Corning? We have no information on the photo itself — so it is a mystery!

Local History Photo 2:

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Our second photo for this week does have a written records which notes:

“Parade: Drill team competition on C.F.A. Campus.”

This photo too looks like it might have been taken early in the 30th Century – and I wonder if the men in uniform were drilling as part of a training to become fireman?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Access the Corning newspaper (on microfilm) going back to 1840

Use one of the library’s scanners to digitalize your family photos or slides

Use library equipment to create digital copies of your family narrations on audio cassettes

Use library cameras and a green screen to create fun photos for your family albums

Use the library’s Cricut machine to create a custom photo album

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos October 26, 2015

Here is another neat batch of Local History Mystery photos!

Note: You can always see a larger view of each photo by clicking on the photo.

Mystery Photo 1: The record for this photo states that it shows “Dr. Gordon with drum” and “Dr. O’Brien with flag;” and that the photo was taken in the early 1920s.

So our mystery questions are:

1. Does anyone know anything about how Dr. Gordon and Dr. O’Brien were?

2. Does anyone know what the occasion might have been that had these two doctors dressed up like Revolutionary Era soldiers?

3. Were was this photo taken?

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Mystery Photo 2: Our second photo bears the description “Second Street c 1952.”

And our mystery question for this photo is:

What year did they first pave all the streets in the City of Corning?

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Mystery Photo 3: The record for our third mystery photo is of Navy men 1915.

The record for the photo indicates the men are Edward W. Fitzpatrick & N. J. Allen.

And our two local history mystery questions for this photo are:

1. Does anyone know anything about who Edward Fitzpatrick and N. J. Allen were?

and

2. Where was this photo taken (for a bonus point as obviously it is hard to tell!)

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Mystery Photo 4: Our fourth mystery photo is less of a mystery than the other three!

We can still stand on East First Street, about 50′ westward of the corner of First and Cedar,  and look eastward and see Christ Episcopal Church (foreground) and Corning First United Methodist Church (background).

So the light weight mystery questions this photo are:

1. What year was the photo taken?

and

2. When did that take down that metal (iron?) fence seen to the left of the Episcopal Church?

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And don’t forget not only can you research your family history at the library – you can also create a family history album by using the equipment in our Makerspace — Creation Station!

We’ve got scanners to scan photos, a Cricut machine to design and create paper projects, a comb binder and even a laminator – check it out!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos 10 2 15

Hi everyone, here are some new  local history mystery photos!

And as always click on the photos to see a larger view of each photo.

Photo 1: Our first photo for this week features a view of First Street looking westward from Chemung. And the mystery questions are A. Who are the people in the photo? and B. What year was the photo taken?

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Photo 2: The second mystery photo for this week features a view of a person in a canoe just about to go under the bridge in Denison Park. And the obvious mystery questions are A. When was this photo taken? B. Who is the person in the canoe? And, if anyone knows, when was the water running under the bridge ever that high?

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Photo 3: Our third photo of the week features the caption “The Old Stone Arch Corning NY.” And our mystery questions regarding this photo are A. Where was the arch? B. Who are the people in the photo and C. When was this photo taken?

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Photo 4: The information in our Photo Archive listing for this last photo of the week is very brief! It simply says that the photo is of “Ice Skating” and it was donated to the library by “CPPHS.” I believe “CPPHS stands for the Corning Painted Post Historical Society. And the mystery questions for this photo are our favorite trio of questions!      A. Where was this double photo taken? B. When were the double images in the photo taken? and C. Who are the people seen in the photos.

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Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL