Local History Photos of the Week September 28, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: World War I Era Sailor

Our first photo for this week is of a World War 1 era sailor. Who the sailor was remains a mystery…

Photo 2: West Mart During Flood of 1972

Our second photo for this week is of the old West Mart during the Flood of 1972. I don’t recall where the West Mart was, but if you do – please let us know.

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…

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!

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Local History Photo: Friday, March 17, 2017

Hi everyone, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are our local history photos of the week!

Click on the photos for a larger view…

Photo 1: A Serious Solider

Photo 1 is a solider in what I believe to be a World War I uniform. If anyone knows the name of this serious and patriotic young man, please let us know!

Photo 2: An Early Photo of Northside Blodgett

Photo 2 is an old, old photo of Northside Blodgett. Look at that car! What year do you suppose the car was made? Sometime in the 1920s or 1930s perhaps?

Photo 3: North Side Grammar School

And Photo 3 is a photo of an old post card of the old North Side Grammar School — which I selected simply because it is cool!

Have a great week everyone!

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 2017!

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 Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, November 18, 2016

Hi everyone, here is our local history photo for the week!

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The record for this photo indicates it is of “Members of the Home Defense” and that it was taken in 1918.

You’ll probably want to scroll in to take a closer look of all those dapper World War I era soldiers in their uniforms!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos October 26, 2015

Here is another neat batch of Local History Mystery photos!

Note: You can always see a larger view of each photo by clicking on the photo.

Mystery Photo 1: The record for this photo states that it shows “Dr. Gordon with drum” and “Dr. O’Brien with flag;” and that the photo was taken in the early 1920s.

So our mystery questions are:

1. Does anyone know anything about how Dr. Gordon and Dr. O’Brien were?

2. Does anyone know what the occasion might have been that had these two doctors dressed up like Revolutionary Era soldiers?

3. Were was this photo taken?

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Mystery Photo 2: Our second photo bears the description “Second Street c 1952.”

And our mystery question for this photo is:

What year did they first pave all the streets in the City of Corning?

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Mystery Photo 3: The record for our third mystery photo is of Navy men 1915.

The record for the photo indicates the men are Edward W. Fitzpatrick & N. J. Allen.

And our two local history mystery questions for this photo are:

1. Does anyone know anything about who Edward Fitzpatrick and N. J. Allen were?

and

2. Where was this photo taken (for a bonus point as obviously it is hard to tell!)

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Mystery Photo 4: Our fourth mystery photo is less of a mystery than the other three!

We can still stand on East First Street, about 50′ westward of the corner of First and Cedar,  and look eastward and see Christ Episcopal Church (foreground) and Corning First United Methodist Church (background).

So the light weight mystery questions this photo are:

1. What year was the photo taken?

and

2. When did that take down that metal (iron?) fence seen to the left of the Episcopal Church?

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And don’t forget not only can you research your family history at the library – you can also create a family history album by using the equipment in our Makerspace — Creation Station!

We’ve got scanners to scan photos, a Cricut machine to design and create paper projects, a comb binder and even a laminator – check it out!

Linda, SSCL