Local History Photos November 24, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Dinning Room With Mural 

Our first photo for this week shows a long table set up for format dinning; in a room with traditional drapes and a mural painted on the wall in the background. I’m guessing perhaps this photo is of a business dinning room that was once located in our region. If you recognize where the photo was taken – let us know!

Photo 2: A Really Big Tree!

Photo 2 reminds us our region was once a hub of logging activity! I do wonder where trees that were that big and old grew around here…

Photo 3: Old Postcard of Corning Glass Works

And our final photo for this week is of an old postcard of the Corning Glass Works complex – the complex that used to be in the area where Corning’s headquarters building is today. What a neat postcard!

Have a great day,

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 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!


Local History Photos of the Week

Here are our local history photos for this week! There are no dates on the records in our photo archive indicating when those photos were taken, nor is there a record as to where, locally these photos were taken — so if you recognize where any of the photos were taken let us know!

As usual clicking on the photos will give you a larger view!

Photo 1: 

LH 75-1553

I thought this photo might conjure up cool thoughts since we’ve had a terrifically hot summer in the Northeast. The only notation in the archive record for this photo is “Sleigh.”

Photo 2:

LH 75-1554

I think someone just might know where this photo was taken by looking at the river, river bank and the building in the background — might that be an old Corning Inc. building? The record for this photo features only a title “Lumber industry.”

Photo 3: 

LH 75-1550

And I love this photo of a horse drawn carriage! And that is the only notation in the record for this photo ” Horse drawn carriage.” Does anyone recognize where the photo was taken or who the people in the photo were?

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL