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 Mystery Photos January 15, 2016

Here are some more Local History Mystery Photos just in time for your weekend viewing pleasure!

If you click on the photo you’ll get a larger view!

Mystery Photo 1: The record for this photo is completely blank! It looks like Market Street to me — sometime before the street was paved over with blacktop. Does anyone have any idea where this building is/was exactly?

And a bonus point if you can venture a guess as to when this photo was taken!

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Mystery Photo 2: Again this looks like it might be Market Street to me! Our record for this photo has a one word description on it — it just says “Corning.”

So our mystery questions feature the usual suspects! When and exactly where (exactly) was this photo taken?

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Mystery Photo 3: This one is of a corner lot but which corner is a mystery! And bonus points to anyone who can tell us what the name of the business is that is relocating! There is sign that no doubt features the store name above the white sale banner but I can’t read it — how about you?

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Mystery Photo 4: The record for this photo says “Hub Clothing” which is indeed the name of the business as shown on the awning. Does anyone know where on Market Street this business was and what type of items they sold there?

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Mystery Photo 5:  has a record the only says the photo was taken in “Riverside” so our mystery question is the obvious one! Where was the photo taken? The look of the car suggests that the photo was taken in the 1920s or 1930s but where it was taken remains a mystery!

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And don’t forget you can digitalize your family photos, make digital and slides and share them digitally! You can also use our Circut Machine to create a nifty cover for your family history album! Just drop by our Makerspace and check it out!

Our Makerspace, Creation Station, is open from 10 a. m. till noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 5:00 – 7:30 p. m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays drop in to find out more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

Tuesday October 27, 2015:

Sticky Notes: A Thematic Book Club: Simply pick a book to read related to the monthly theme in some way, fiction or non-fiction, any genre, then come tell the group about it – what it was about, what you liked, or didn’t like. Then we’ll vote on the next theme! Light refreshments served. For questions, call Michelle Wells at 607 936 3713 x 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.
Date & Time: 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

3 D Printer Program: Bird Feeders: This program will include a brief 3 D Printer presentation and then attendees will select one of several 3 D bird feeder templates to create their own bird feeders.

Registration is required for this program. You can register at the Reference Desk, by telephone:
607-936-3713 ext. 502 or by email: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 28, 2015:

Corning Area Writer’s Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse.

For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext. 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing
All patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

Mystery Local History Photos 9 18 15

And here are three local history mystery photos from our archives!

With all three photos you can click on the photo to get a larger view!

Photo 1: The Band! Photo 1 is really the only one that is a mystery this week!

It appears to be of a local marching band, at some undetermined time in the past!

The drum head states that the band is “Pier’s Corning Band” and if you look closely at the bottom of the photo it looks like it also says that the band if from “Corning N.Y.;” however, the photo is a mystery because that is all the information listed in the archive! So if you know anything about the people in the photo, the band itself and/or when they might have been playing their marching band music — let us know!

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Photo 2: Pine Street looking northward towards Centerway Square: Okay, so this photo really isn’t a mystery, or not much of one anyway! It is a photo of Pine Street, before it was paved, looking northward towards Centerway Square and if you look closely you can see the clock tower in the background.

The only mystery with this photo — really — is what year was it taken? I’d guess sometime in the 1930s by looking at the cars.

And it does beg a second related question…when were the streets paved in the City of Corning?

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Photo 3: Jimerson-Ford Drug Store: 

Photo 3 is of the Jimerson-Ford Drug Store that, according to the information in the Photo Archive was housed in the Baron Steuben building at some time in the past.

Does anyone know when the drug store was in business?

LH 77-1957

And those are our local history mystery photos for the week!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL