Local History Photos June 16, 2017

Hi everyone, as I’m now sharing multiple photos of our region in the olden days, I’ve changed the title of this series of postings to “Local History Photos.” And remember, if you have, or find, any photos of the people, places or events that occurred in the region in days past that you don’t know what to do with; you can donate them to the library and assist us in improving our Local History Photo Archive!

And now, on to the photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Somber Officer

We have no idea who this somber officer is! I’m a librarian and not, of course, an expert in which military uniforms come from which era but I’m thinking, perhaps, he’s wearing a World War I era navy dress uniform? If you know who he is or what era his uniform comes from please let us know.

Photo 2: Mystery Man With Glass

Our second photo for this week actually consists of one photo and part of a second photo. And we’re going to ignore the part at the very right after the line and focus on the full photo which shows an unidentified man in what looks like a glass shop. I’m wondering if this might be a photo of the Corning Museum of Glass after the Flood of ’72? If you know where the photo was taken and/or who the mystery man is — let us know!

Photo  3: Moving One Of The Indian Statues In Painted Post

Our third photo of the week was obviously taken in Painted Post, and I’m guessing from the cars and the patriotic banners that they the men are installing the new Indian statue, the one that the late Norman Phelps designed, that was installed on Memorial Day 1950 — although the archival card for this photo doesn’t have a date.

In relation, Audrey Phelps, the wife of the the art teacher Norman Phelps who designed the new Indian statue, also known as the Indian Monument, wrote a neat article on the history of the Indian statues in Painted Post, for the Crooked Lake Review – which you can access via the following link: https://goo.gl/XM9QeB

I also discovered while doing research for this posting that the Crooked Lake Review, which offers tantalizing tidbits of local history is now available in blog form. Here’s the link to the site: http://crookedlakereview.blogspot.com/

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.

 

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 13, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Park Church 

Our first photo is of The Park Church in Elmira, N.Y. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Photo 2: Corning City Hall or Fire Department?

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses The Rockwell Museum. Previously, the building, located on the corner of Denison Parkway East and Cedar Streets in Corning, housed the city fire department and at one time, the city hall. The date this photo was taken remains a mystery. However, you can see railroad tracks in the foreground so I’m guessing the photo was taken when Denison Parkway was still Erie Avenue and a city train route.

Photo 3: Flood of 72′ on Route 328

I vaguely remember The Flood of ’72; but as I was six years old at the time I don’t remember the local pre-flood landscape well. I do not recognize where this photo was taken. A little online research tells me that New York State Route 328 runs south from Southport, near Elmira, NY., towards Pennsylvania but as far as where the Shaworma and the Super Duper in the photo were located I haven’t a clue! If you recognize where this photo was taken let us know!

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, April 21, 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: Graduating Class

Photo 1 appears to be of a graduating class. However, who the students are, which school the group graduated from, and which school they graduated from remain mysteries.

Photo 2: Serious Woman with Glasses

Our second photo for this week is of a serious young woman wearing glasses. In looking at her clothes, I would guess this photo was taken sometime in the first quarter of the 20th Century — and I wonder if the dress might be a wedding dress? Who the women is remains a mystery. It is a great photo though! She looks like she’s pondering philosophical questions!

Photo 3: Flooded Office

The record for this photo indicates the flooded office was in one of the local Corning Glass buildings but which one and when remain a mystery. The flood might have been the 35′ Flood or the ’72 Flood…

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, April 14, 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: Corning Band At Alley’s Inn

I have no idea where Alley’s Inn is, or was; however, this photo helpful has a notation at the bottom indicating the Corning Band was on a booster trip sponsored by the Corning Chamber of Commerce. If you know where Alley’s Inn was, or is, or if  you know anything about the Corning Band – please let us know so we can update our photo record!

Photo 2: Playing Baseball

Our second photo features a rather fuzzy picture of a baseball game. At first I though there was a bridge in the background that might give us a clue as to where the photo was taken. However, upon closer inspection, I think that is a wooden fence at the end of the ball field. If you know anything about the baseball team or the ball field let us know!

Photo 3: A Dapper Gentleman With An Old Fashioned Collar

Photo 3 shows an unknown gentleman wearing what appears to be one of those old fashioned not-attached-to-the-shirt collars. He is a dapper looking fellow but who he is remains a mystery…

Photo 4: Jones Pontiac After The Flood of ’72

Looking at the cars  and sign in the photo we can see both that the photo was taken locally and that it was taken after the Flood of 1972. I was a small child in 1972 so I don’t recall where Jones Pontiac was — does anyone know?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

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, March 31, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1. Little Girl Sitting On Stone Slab

Photo 1 features a little girl sitting on what one might assume is a stone slab meant to be used for building purposes. Her name, the date the photo was taken and where it was taken remain a mystery…

Photo 2. The Corning Painted Post Road During The 1935 Flood

I’m not sure where this photo was taken as I’ve never heard of a road called “The Corning Painted Post Road.” The photo was taken sometime during the Flood of 1935. If you recognize the location of the photo please let us know!

Photo 2. Painted Post During The 1935 Flood

And our last photo for this week shows a shot of Painted Post during the 1935 Flood!

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 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.