Local History Photo of The Week June 1, 2018

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

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This weeks’ group of photos seem to have been taken of World War I posters and show local residents in uniform and as groups banded together to support the war effort.

At sometime in the past someone took a great many of these photos of photos on vintage World War I posters; however, the original posters are not in our collection – so if you have one of these vintage posters and wouldn’t mind sharing a photo of it, please let us know.

Photo 1: A World War I Officer


Photo 2: A World War I Solider

Photo 3: Corning Chamber of Commerce Booster Club Trip

Photo 4: World War I Era Parade

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 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

Local History Photo of the Week

Here’s a local history photo for the upcoming week.

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The photo shows a group of local servicemen who are just about to embark for Europe to fight in World War I.

The notation on the record card says “Some of Corning’s national Army who left the city on July 23, 1918.

And I think they might all be sitting on the steps of the court house in Corning.

I know we’re past Memorial Day, and July 4 is approaching with breathtaking speed, however, it seems appropriate to me to remember those who have served their country as we get ready to celebrate the birthday of our country.

Happy 4th of July and hats off to all U.S. veterans past and present!

Linda, SSCL