Local History Photos Of The Week September 21, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Corning Trucks

Our first photo for this week shows Corning trucks parked and ready to be loaded! I can remember seeing these trucks somewhere on the Southside as a kid – but I can’t quite remember where…

Photo 2: Train Wreck

Our second photo for this week shows a train wreck somewhere in the area – in, I would estimate, the first couple of decades of the twentieth century.

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of The Week September 14, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Early Twentieth Century Parade 

Our first photo for this week is of an early twentieth century parade. I’m not sure what the young men are doing with what appears to be disassembled Victrolas – but it is an interesting photo.

Photo 2: Early Twentieth Century Parade Too

Have a great weekend!

Our second photo for this week is another parade photo, found in the same numerical sequence in our archive as the first photo – which makes me think the photos are of the same parade. And in this second photo you can clearly see the ground level of the First National Bank building that is still standing and still adjacent to Centerway Square.

Perhaps someone with who is more eagle-eyed than I can see what is written on the parade banners?

I’m speculating that the photos might have been taken in celebration of the end of World War I…

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week September 8, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Old Corning Baseball Team

Our first photo for this week shows an old Corning baseball team. The photo appears to have been taken in the early twentieth century.

Photo 2: Erwin Town Map

Our second photo for this week shows the land holdings in the Town of Erwin, or at least part of the town, many, many years ago. You can see that Arthur Erwin, and several other members of the Erwin Family, owned quite a bit of land in that are. Also seen are land holdings by Bostwick and Smith.

What a neat old map!

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week August 31, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Archaeological Dig

Our first photo for this week shows a local archaeological dig in process. The photo seems to have been taken in the 1930s – but where it was taken and who the men in the photo are remains a mystery.

Photo 2: Saint Mary’s Chuch

Our second photo for this week also seems to have been taken in the 1930s and shows The Saint Mary’s Church block back in the day.

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week August 24, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Street Sign Near Jones Pontiac: 

Our first photo for this week shows an old Corning Glass Center Street sign in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. Jones Pontiac can be seen in the background.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Basketball Team Circa Early Twentieth Century:

Our second photo is of a Corning Free Academy basketball team. The photo appears to have been taken in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Bonus Photo 1: C.F.A. 1909-1910 Basketball Team:

And as a bonus, while we’re on the subject of old C.F.A. basketball teams – here is another – this one from the 1909-1910 basketball season.

Current Photo: City Hall Seen Across Old Corning Hospital Site:

Our last photo for this week is of the old Corning Hospital lot as it looks today, August 24, 2018. The construction crews seem to have the lot pretty much leveled out and you can clearly see Corning City Hall across the lot, and across Denison Parkway.

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week August 17, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Postcard Pine Street Looking North

Our first photo for this week shows an old postcard of Pine Street. The view is looking northward as if the photographer was standing in the middle of the intersection of First and Pine Streets looking towards what today would be  Centerway Square. What a cool photo! You can even see the old Corning Opera House on the left.

Photo 2: Notre Dame Baseball Player

Our second photo of this week shows a Notre Dame baseball player, evidently named McKee. Who McKee was remains a mystery but he is a dapper looking player in his old school baseball uniform!

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos Of The Week August 3, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Riverside Honor Roll

Our first photo of the week shows an old Riverside Honor Roll. The honor roll looks like it may have been outside somewhere.

If you know where the honor roll once stood and/or which war the soldiers fought in – let us know!

Photo 2: Woman And Child On Wooden Sidewalk

Our second photo of the week shows a woman and young girl standing on one of the old wooden sidewalks that used to abound locally. And we can also see a church in the background and what appears to be a factory over the river – so I believe this photo was taken in the City of Corning.

If you recognize where the photo was taken let us know!

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week July 27, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Switchboard Operator

Our first photo for this week features a switchboard operator who is very focused on her job. I can’t quite make out the date on the calendar hanging on the wall – it might say 1938.

When and where the photo was taken locally is a mystery as is the name of the switchboard operator. If you recognize the lady in the photo and/or where the photo was taken – let us know!

Photo 2: Bonady’s Produce Market In The Aftermath Of The Flood

Our second photo for this week is of the old Bonady’s Produce Market in the aftermath of the flood. The building does look much worse for ware but the did rebuild.

Bonus Photo: Tastee Freeze After The Flood

This is another photo taken in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. And I selected the photo of the old tastee-freez because summer time is ice cream time! And I do recall getting ice cream at the tastee-freez before they demolished the building.

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 20, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Old Time Baseball Team

Our first photo for this week shows a baseball team in what appears to be the early twentieth century.

I think the team might be sitting on the steps of Corning Free Academy – so they might be a C.F.A. baseball team from ages past.

If you recognize anyone in the photo let us know!

Photo 2: Residents At Stop Sign & One Way Street Photo During The Flood (1972)

This photo is, apparently, one that was taken of a trio of people standing near a parking meter and a combo ONE WAY and STOP street sign during the Flood of ’72.

And I say “apparently” , because there is another photo of the same group of people that appeared on the cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet titled “The Great Flood of ’72 In The Twin Tiers”, which was published on August 1, 1972.  We have a copy of the booklet in our collection and it is worth checking out if you’re interested in the history of the Flood of ’72.

As you can see, the photo in the library’s archive shows three people standing in flood waters near a parking meter and a combo STOP/ONE WAY street sign.

The cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet seems to have been cropped as it shows only the two people standing closest to the parking meter and street sign – but it is obvious that photo too was taken on the same day and near the same time as the one in our archive.

If you have any flood stories to share, or if you know who any of the people in this vintage flood photo or, or who Jerry Hendy is, please let us know!

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 13, 2018

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

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Photo 1: A Quartet of Ladies and a Baby

Our first photo shows a quartet of ladies, in very somber black attire, surrounding a baby in a carriage. The style of dress, which is, needless to say, much fancier than the street clothes we wear today, looks late 19th Century-ish in vintage.

And by modern standards the baby in the carriage is having a very fancy ride!

Also of note, the wooden plank side walk the group is standing on. I know that at one time Corning featured wooden sidewalks; however, when they were replaced by brick and later concrete walks is a mystery.

If you know anything about the people in the photo, the history of wooden sidewalks in Corning or, if you wish to share any stories of the Corning area in days gone by – please do!

Photo 2: Corning Chemung River Scene

Our second photo of the week is of an old postcard showing the Chemung River in the foreground and some of Corning Inc.’s old buildings in the background.

I’m certain the photographer was standing on the north side of the river as I believe Corning’s factory buildings have always been on the south side of the river.

The date the photo was taken is a mystery.

What a great postcard though! It offers us a great glimpse into the past as all our local history photos do.

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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org