Local History Photos December 8, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Tractor Or Part Of A Train?

I’m a librarian and I love technology but I don’t know much about train or tractor technology.

So I’m not sure if the gentleman in the photo is working on a tractor or the locomotive part of a train…

If you recognize what the technology is, let us know!

And if you know who the man in the photo is or where the photo was taken – we’d like to know that too!

Photo 2: State Road Near Corning

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old State Road which, was evidently located near Corning. I don’t recognize where this photo was taken; so if you know, let us know!

Photo 3: Possible World War I Volunteers Or Vets

I’m guessing the men in this photo might be World War I army volunteers or veterans.

You can tell my their high collars and suits that the photo was taken before World War II.

And I can’t make out what the badges some of the men are wearing say. If you recognize any of the men in the photo, know where the photo was taken or can tell us anything about the photo please let us know!

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…

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 November 24, 2017

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

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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…

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 17, 2017

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

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1. Grove Springs Hotel Landing:

This photo, of a 1904 era postcard, is of the Grove Springs Hotel Landing on Keuka Lake. I don’t know when the hotel closed down but I did find an excellent article on the hotel in a back issue of the Crooked Lake News – here’s a link to the article:

http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/1_33/16july1989/16treichler.html

And if you know what happened to the Grove Springs Hotel let us know!

Photo 2. Snowy Scene on New York State Route 225:

This photo appears to have been taken in the 1930s or 1940s somewhere on New York State Route 225. The precise location remains a mystery but if we find it – we can see if the speed limit there is still 15 MPH!

Photo 3: A Flood Era Photo of the Corning Museum of Glass: 

Here’s a photo of the Corning Museum of Glass during the Flood of 1972. And even though most of us who live in the Corning area recognize where this photo was taken — it is still neat to take a look at flood era photo to see how far we’ve come in the last 45 years!

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!

 

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 27, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Painted Post From Fairview Avenue

I don’t know when this photo was taken, and it is hard to read the hand writing on the photo;  however, I’m quite certain it says “Painted Post from Fairview Avenue.” And as there are now houses in the area shown as a field in the photo –I’d say the photo is an oldie but a goodie!

Photo 2: Henkel Block:

Our second photo for this week is one of the Henkel Block building on Market Street at some time in the past. I’d love to know what type of “Room” business was once located to the left of that building! Perhaps a tea room? If anyone knows, please let us know!

Photo 3: Parked Cars On Corning Street

These old cars, were of course contemporary when the photo was taken. And I don’t recognize which street this is in Corning – but perhaps some one out there with eagle eyes will! If you figure it out – let us  know and we’ll update our record.

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 20, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

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!