Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
Photo 1: Horse Ride
Our first photo for this week features a small child, I think a little girl, ready to take a horse ride – once her companions finish whatever they are doing.
And the house in the background is clear enough to recognize if it is still there today.
If you know anything about the people or location where the photo was taken please let us know!
Photo 2: First Corning Free Academy Building
Our second photo for this week is of an old postcard of the first Corning Free Academy building. The first CFA was destroyed by fire at some time in the past. I believe the Dimitroff-Janes book* offers more info on the first CFA building.
Have a great weekend!
*History of The Corning-Painted Post Area: 200 Years In Painted Post Country by Thomas P. Dimitroff and Lois S. Janes. 1991 Revised Edition. Published by Bookmarks.
The Dimitroff-Janes book is a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Corning Painted Post region. You can find several copies at the library under the call number: 973.783 DIM – check it out!
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!