Local History Photo of the Week July 6, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Patriotic Parade Marchers?

I’m going to guess that the two gentleman seen in the photo were marching in a long-ago parade. Perhaps on the 4th of July or Memorial Day?

If you recognize either of the men in the photo, please let us know.

Photo 2: Corning Opera House

Our second photo for this week is another photo we have that appears to have been take of a photo. This one shows the old Corning Opera House. I’m not sure when the opera house was torn down, as it was before my time, but I’m guessing sometime prior to the 1950s or whenever the Woolworths store was built on that block of Pine Street in Corning.

If you have any stories about the old Corning Opera House please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Postcard of Corning Opera House

The Library of Congress has a free digital collection of images that you can download — including this photo of a postcard of the old Corning Opera House – which is neat!

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

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Local History Photos March 16, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Horse Drawn Carriage Parade 

Our first photo for this week is of a parade featuring many horse drawn carriages and at least one marching band. The year of the photo is unknown.

Photo 2: Baron Steuben Building

And our second photo for this week is of the Baron Steuben building as it looked in 1928!

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!

Local History Photos November 10, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Small Old House

This photo is of a small old house that was located in the Corning area at one time. Just where the house was and if whether or not it is still standing — that is a mystery! If you recognize where the house was/is — let us know!

Photo 2: More Small Old Houses

And here’s a second photo of two old houses located somewhere in our area – but again — where the houses were located is a mystery. Let us know if you can solve it!

Photo 3: Unusual Watch 

This is a photo of an unusual watch. And I don’t know a thing about the history of railroad time pieces – but I’m wondering if this might be a watch once carried by a railroad conductor? If you recognize what this time piece was used for – let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Photos November 4, 2017

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

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Photo 1: New Baron Steuben Hotel 

The caption on this photo, which is seen in faded writing at the top of the photo, says “New Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning, N.Y.”

Photo 2: Greek Revival Home

Our second photo for the week is of a Greek Revival building. And the building looks familiar but I can’t quite recall where I’ve seen it! If you know where the home is located let us know!

Photo 3: Parade 

And our final photo for this week looks like it might be of an old Colonial Days Parade. However, I can’t quite tell from the black and white photo if those are truly native American braves riding the horses or simply persons dressed up in native clothing. Perhaps someone with eagle eyes can take a look and see. And if you know anything about the parade of the men riding the horses let us know!

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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 Cricut 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!

Local History Photos October 20, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Little Girl Hoop Rolling

Our first photo shows a precious little girl with her rolling hoop and stick. The clothes look like they might be Victorian in vintage.

Where the photo was taken and who the little girl may have been remains a mystery…

Photo 2: Smiling Young Woman 

Our second photo for this week features a smiling young women wearing a fancy gown and tiara.

Whether the lady in fancy clothes was queen of a parade, going to a party or perhaps getting married remains a mystery…

Photo 3: Building on One of the Lakes:

Our final photo for this week seems to have been taken from a boat. The picture shows a building, with a nearby smokestack seen in the background. So perhaps this building was a business located on one of the Finger Lakes…

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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 Cricut 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!

Local History Photos October 13, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Parade – Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company Globe Float Side View In Front of Baron Steuben Hotel – Photo 1 of 2

Our first photo is of a neat float for a parade held in Corning some time in the 1930s or 1940s. The float, which clearly shows it is sponsored by the Lincoln Rochester Trust Company features a globe and a young gal in a white dress — perhaps the queen of the parade?

A great photo! If you know more about it than we do — let us know!

Photo 2: Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company – Photo 2 of 2 

This second photo of the Corning Offices Lincoln Rochester Trust Company float shows the float driving up Market Street. You can clearly see on the right of the photo a sign for the “Corning Paper Supply” company and on the left for the “Taylor Printing Company” — very cool! As is the gaffer banner seen on the left side of the photo.

Photo 3: A Fun Bunch

We’ve no idea who the people are in this photo; but they do look like they’re having a good time!

I can’t see clearly what the man in front, on the left, is holding — a watermelon maybe? The fellow in front on the right seems to have a baseball bat and a humorous grin to match the twinkle in the eye of the maybe-holding-a-watermelon man opposite him. If you recognize anyone in the photo — let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

 

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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 October 5, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week for last week! That is right, this is the posting that should have gone up on September 29!

The posting for this week will be up tomorrow morning!

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Photo 1 Saint Mary’s Church:

This one is a neat photo of Saint Mary’s Church; and looking at the car I’d guess it was taken sometime in the 1930s.

Photo 2 Market Street Parade:

Photo 2 is of a parade on Market Street perhaps in the 1950s…

Photo 3 Postcard of Corning Glass Works

Photo 3 is a photo of a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works — date unknown.

If you know, let us know!

We have the photo of the post card but not the post card itself which might have had that info on the back side.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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…

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!