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!

 

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Local History Photos September 22, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Baseball Team

Photo 1 is of a Corning baseball team. And the team might be a high school team from Corning Free Academy but what year the photo was taken and who the young players are remain a mystery…

Photo 2: The Masonic Lodge

Photo 2 is of the Masonic Lodge that still stands on Walnut Street. You can tell the photo was taken many years ago because the the Elks Club, which was built next door later, has obviously not yet been built — you can actually see the back porch of a house that faces First Street in the background on the right but the Elks Club building either was much smaller then than it is now or it wasn’t there at all…

Photo 3: Serious Notre Dame Baseball Player

I’ve no idea when there was a local Notre Dame baseball team — but there obviously was as here is a photo of a very serious baseball player. If  you know who the player is/was — let us know!

Have a good 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 September 15, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Local Overpass View

Photo 1 is a view of what was, or is, assumedly a local overpass. The cars appear to be from the 1930s but where the overpass was remains a mystery. If you know — let us know!

Photo 2: Cleaned & Painted Building

Our second photo of the week is of what might be an municipal building or, possibly, a church. Where in our region the building is, or was as the case may be remains a mystery.

Photo 3: Local Archaeological Dig

Our final photo for this week is of what appears to be an archaeological dig. But when and where the dig occurred, and what was determined about the remains – remain a mystery. The notation on the top left hand edge of the photo says ” July – 193″ – but whether that means the photo was taken in a July of the 1930s or if it was taken in July and is photo 193 in a series remains a mystery…

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 September 1, 2017

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

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Photo 1: A Dapper Young Man

Who the dapper young man in the photo is – is a mystery! If you know, please let us know!

Photo 2: Postcard of “Wing & Bostwick Department Store Corning”

I’ve heard of Bostwick’s Department Store but I believe it was in existence before my time! If you have any stories about the store please feel free to share them!

Photo 3: Woeppels

I’ve never heard of Woeppels before and have no idea what type of a business it was! If you know where it was and what type of a business it was — 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 August 25, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Corning Palomar Observatory Disc

This photo is obviously of one of the two large discs that Corning Glass made for the Palomar Mountain Observatory in 1948. However, whether it is the first imperfect disc that is on display at the Corning Museum of Glass or the second disc that wound up at the Palomar Observatory — is not clear from the photo. If you know, please let us know!

Photo 2: Dann Dairy 

I’ll admit that while the name “Dann Diary” seems familiar to me, I can’t quire recall where this dairy farm was located. But I bet someone out there in Internet Land will remember!

Photo 3: Corning Glass Trucks

Our third photo of the week shows some of the Corning Glass trucks parked in their garage spots. And as with the Dann Dairy photo I seem to recall seeing those trucks at some time in the past! I’m quite certain the building the trucks were housed in was on the Southside of Corning but where I’m not certain. However, I’m willing to bet that many local residents do remember where this building was located!

References:

MIRROR TO DISCOVERY: THE 200-INCH DISK AND THE HALE REFLECTING TELESCOPE AT PALOMAR

http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/mirror-to-discovery

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 August 11, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Trio Walking Down The Street

Our first photo features a trio of gentlemen walking down the street. The photo looks like it was taken when the weather was colder, so I wonder if perhaps the men in the photo were walking in a Armistice Day Parade? If you recognize any of the men in the photo or the location where the photo was taken let us know!

Photo 2: Possible Market Street In Corning?

Our second photo of the week shows a building that might be on Market Street in Corning. The building on the corner looks to me, mind you without walking down Market Street to double check, like it might be the building on the corner of Walnut and Market Streets but perhaps someone with eagle eyes will take a look and know right off the top!

Photo 3: A Local Church

Our third photo for this week features part of the stone work on, I believe, a local church. I don’t recognize the church which tells my it isn’t the church I was raised in – Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. So if you recognize which church is seen in the photo let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos August 4, 2017

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

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About our photos of the week: This week I think all three photos of the week were taken during the Flood of 1935 – take a look and see what you think!

Photo 1: Corning Building With 1930s Era Car & Flood Water

Our first photo for this week features one of the old Corning Inc. buildings that use to be located next to the river. I believe this is the area that today houses Corning’s Headquarters complex. And I think the photo was taken during the 1935 Flood because of the clothes the men are wearing which are fancy by far than the clothes most business people wear today.

And because the half a car visible at the left –looks like a 1930s era car.

Photo 2: Flooded Street with Lee Tires Sign

This photo too seems like it was taken in the 1930s; again due to the vintage of the car seen in the distance at the right side of the photo and also due to the Lee Tires billboard — I think that style of smaller billboard had gone out of style by the time of the ’72 Flood.

Photo 3: Technician In Flooded Factory Basement

Our final photo for the week seems also to have been taken during the 1935 Flood. Of course, unless you worked in that factory — where the photo was taken is a mystery! However, the technician working on the equipment is wearing a fancy hat which hearkens back to the earlier decades of the twentieth century. I can’t imagine a technician working on equipment during or after the flood of ’72 wearing a hat like that — a hard hat sure — but not a fancy occasion hat.

Of course, in the 1930s hats, suits and coats like the ones seen in the photos were the usual day ware of business men.

And those are the photos for this 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 2018!

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 Photo Archive!