Local History Photos January 19, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Construction of the New Painted Post Indian Monument

First a bit of back story!

Painted Post, New York was named after the old Seneca name for the region which at one time did include a painted post. When the original maker was put up in unclear though there were many stories about the original post and what happened to it; the only thing about its disappearance that is certain is that it did eventually disappear.

In 1824 Captain Samuel Erwin commissioned the first metal Indian monument to be built in Painted Post. In 1948 that monument was destroyed during a violent storm and a new monument, designed by local high school art teacher Norman Phelps was built and placed on Water Street in Painted Post.

And our first photo for this week shows the monument being built! As the new monument was unveiled in 1950, I’m sure many people remember the unveiling ceremony and the fact that the new monument was originally located on a small piece of land in the street itself before being moved to its safer current location near the Village Square in Painted Post.

Do you remember when the new monument was unveiled?

We love local history stories so if you’ve got one to share – let us know!

Photo 2: The New Indian Monument in Painted Post (1950)

And our second photo for this week shows the completed new Indian Monument in 1950.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Painted Post and its Monument by Audrey Phelps. Crooked Lake Review. 1993.
http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/34_66/63june1993/63phelps.html

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 January 12, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Postcard

Our first photo for this week is another photo of an old time postcard; this one is of the old Corning Glass Works Factory. The photo was taken before my time. However, I think the building seen in the distance might just be the old office building that was located somewhere near Centerway Square before it was torn down to make way for the current modern Corning Headquarters building.

If you have stories or memories you’d like to share about working at Corning Glass in the olden days – please do!

Photo 2: Students In Shop Class?

Our second photo for this week seems to have been taken in the 1960s or 1970s.

I’m guessing that the kids are students learning how to use a piece of equipment in shop class. However, I don’t recognize the equipment the teacher/instructor is working with…

We might just be in luck in finding out more about what is going on in the photo and who the people in the photo were, or are as the case may be, as in looking at the hair styles and clothing it is apparently the photo was taken relatively recently – I’m going to guess in the 1970s.

So if you recognize the people in the photo and/or know what type of  equipment the students are learning about – let us know!

Have a good 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 January 5, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Moving Telescope Disk:

 

Photo 1 shows men moving the 200″ Pyrex disk to the train station for its trip to the Palomar Observatory in the mid-thirties. A cool photo showing a slice of the history of glass making in our area!

Photo 2: Food Mart During The Flood of ’72:

Our second photo for this week is a scene showing Park Avenue, with the Food Mart building on the right, during the Flood of ’72.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda, SSCL

References:

Mirror To Discovery: The 200-Inch Disk And the Hale Refelcting Telescope At Palomar. Rakow Research Library. Online. January 10 to October 30, 2011.
https://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/mirror-to-discovery

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 December 29, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: July 5th Flood at Painted Post:

Our first photo for this week is a photo of a postcard with the caption “July 5th Flood at Painted Post, N.Y.”

If you recognize the location the photo was taken or known the year it was taken let us know.

I’m guessing the photo wasn’t taken in 1972 as it seems like more than a week would be a long time for the flood of June 23 to still be flooding houses – but as I was 6 in 1972 perhaps I’m wrong on on that score!

Photo 2: Mystery Park 

Our second photo of the week is of a park somewhere in our region. Judging by the fountain I’m guessing this photo was taken in the 19th or early 20th Century.

The only building that looks familiar to me is the brick building seen in the background on the left side of the photo – is that by chance the old Corning Armory building that has housed the YMCA for the last couple of decades?

If you know where the photo was taken – let us know!

Have a good 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 December 23, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Old Corning Department of Public Works Truck & Building:

In our first photo for this week we see an old truck that clearly belonged to the City of Corning, Department of Public Works. And I’m assuming the building was an old DPW building located inside the city limits. However, the building must be long gone as I don’t recall ever having seen it in the forty odd years I’ve been living in Corning.

If you know where the building was let us know! We’re curious!

Photo 2: Postcard Third Street Looking East:

Our second photo of the week is of a post card showing Third Street from the vantage point of someone standing near the corner of Walnut and East Third Street on the same side of the street as what was then Corning Free Academy and is now Academy Place.

Having attended C.F.A. when it was a middle school I recognize the College Center of the Finger Lakes house, which I believe at one time was owned by one of the Houghtons, and in the background, the old and very large Sinclair House. I do wonder when the built the wall that currently borders the front of the CCFL building…

Have a good holiday weekend everyone!

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 Photo: Friday, December 9, 2016

Good morning everyone, here is our local history photo of the week!

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This one is super cool! The record for the photo states “Early Glenn Curtis plane – America.”

I have no idea when the photo was taken or who the men are seen in the photo but early Glenn Curtis planes are cool!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Linda, SSCL

P.S. if you recognize the men in the photo or know more about the plane — let us know!

Local History Photos of the Week

Here are our local history photos for this week! There are no dates on the records in our photo archive indicating when those photos were taken, nor is there a record as to where, locally these photos were taken — so if you recognize where any of the photos were taken let us know!

As usual clicking on the photos will give you a larger view!

Photo 1: 

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I thought this photo might conjure up cool thoughts since we’ve had a terrifically hot summer in the Northeast. The only notation in the archive record for this photo is “Sleigh.”

Photo 2:

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I think someone just might know where this photo was taken by looking at the river, river bank and the building in the background — might that be an old Corning Inc. building? The record for this photo features only a title “Lumber industry.”

Photo 3: 

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And I love this photo of a horse drawn carriage! And that is the only notation in the record for this photo ” Horse drawn carriage.” Does anyone recognize where the photo was taken or who the people in the photo were?

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL