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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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Collection TitlePC Photograph CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByPat Wainwright, Kim Richards, Sue Rogan
AbstractInventory in Progress

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This folder contains images of the following Restaurants: 2-Pierce's Restaurant; 2-Pudgie's Pizza and Sub Shop (134 W. Franklin); Pizza Hut (Corning Road); 3- Sam's Place (Grand Central); 3-Buddie's (2030 Lake Rd.); 4-Myhalyk's (105 Woodlawn); 2-Stawell Enterprises (Chambers Road); China House Restaurant (521 Railroad Ave); 2-Kozy Corner Bar & Grill (Wellsburg); 3-The Connecticut Yankee In (Main & Gray Sts); 4-The Elbow Room (Walnut St.).Photographs09C01
This folder contains images of the following Restaurants: 3-The Dahlia Restaurant (1132 Lackawanna Ave); 3-Yogi's Restaurant (219 Hoffman); 2-Lowery's Restaurant (Horseheads); 2-Arthur's (Horseheads); 3-The Boat House (754 S. Main); 3-Hickory House (Rt 14); 2-Sweeney's Bar & Grill (62-64 Pennsylvania Ave); The Steak Shop (406 1/2 Walnut St); 2-Bon Ton Teak Room; 2-Red's Grill (E. 14th St); Schanaker's Grill (107 State St); unidentified popcorn stand.Photographs09C01
This folder contains images of the following Restaurants: 3-Zack's Grill (S. Main); 2-Chemung County Elms, Inc (3018 Lake Rd); 3-Twains Corners (460 E. Church); 3-A. J.'s Catering Service (Horseheads); Unknown; 7-County Squire Restaurant (Corning Rd); The Sandwich Shed (114 N. Main); Wendy's; Liberatour Restaurant; 2-Cottage Dining Room; Baltz's Dining Room and Elmira Diner (E. Water).Photographs09C01
This folder contains images of the following Liquor Stores: 2-Al Todd's Liquor Store (108 N. Main); 2-Mark Twain Liquor Store (168 N. Main); 2-Bristow's Liquor Store (631 Reynolds); Main Street Liquor (168 N. Main); Steins Liquor Store (806 Madison); Vintage Liquor Store (804 Madison); 3-P.J.'s Liquor Store (108 W. Washington); 2-O'Dea's Liquore Store (751 E. Church); Photographs09C02
This folder contains images of the following Distilleries: 6-Lowman Distillery. Photographs09C03
This folder contains images of the following Taverns: Kolb's Saloon (Lake St); 4-Unknown; Seal for the Black Horse Tavern owned by Nathan Teall; 2-Lounge owned by Samuel Glee & Richard C. Brown (Corning Rd); 3-Newtown Inn (217-219 W. Miller); 2-Inn Side Out (Rte 352); 3-F.&L. Inn Association (S. Main); 3-Louie's Lounge (251 W. Water); 2-Gleason's Tavern (501 E. Church); 2-Ye Olde Town Tavern (Rt 223); 3-The Irish Settlement (Wellsburg). 6-The Thirteen Hour Lounge (Grand Central).Photographs09C04
This folder contains images of the following Taverns: 2-Stu's Tavern (Rt 14); 2-Venture Inn (Rt 17); 2-The Red Room (251 W. Water); 2-Chimney Lounge (Corning Rd); 2-Joe's Tavern (W. 14th St); 2-The Barn (Grand Central); Burnett's Grill (600 S. Main); Michael's Tavern (W. Washington); Bob's (Baldwin St); Randy Lee Horning (521 W. Water); Twain's Corners (460 E. Church); Jim's Place (170 W. Washington); 2-Dave's Bar (Ridge Rd); 9-Swartwood Tavern; 2-Karl's Bar (S. Main); The Tap House (433 Carroll) and the Erie Lounge.Photographs09C04
This folder contains the following images relating to Boy Scouts: Members of Troop #6 Elmira, ca. 1910s; Troop #6 Elmira on the trail, ca. 1940s-50s; Scout-o-Rama 1941; Clinton S. Janes, assistant scout leader, Troop #6 Elmira, ca. 1950s; Scout-o-Rama at Chemung County Fair Grounds, June 1976;. Photographs10801
This folder contains the following images relating to Girl Scouts: pavilion at Camp Edith Macy, leader training camp, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 1933; Girl Scouts at Camp Seneca, 1931; practicing semaphore, Federation Building, Elmira; Girl Scouts at Camp Iroquois, 1924, 1928; visiting Girl Guide Leader from Great Britain, 1930s; unidentified Girl Scouts.Photographs10802
This folder contains images of Fresh Air Fund children arriving by train being greeted by Mrs. William B. Sykes, July 11, 1956.Photographs10803
This folder contains the following images relating to the Neighborhood House: old Neighborhood House at Dickinson & Baldwin, 1925, 1930s, 1971; new Neighborhood House at Fifth and Baldwin, 1972-1973; Fred Robinson & Teddy Kingsley, 1930; African-American children during activities at the neighborhood House, 1905.Photographs10804
This folder contains images of the Elmira Free Academy Kelvin Scientific Society: Society members from 1911, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1923 and unidentified years. Photographs10805
This folder contains the following images relating to the Adelphia Society: Society members 1920, 1925, 1929, 1931 & unknown years; participants in the Adelphia Convention, Elmira, June 1914.Photographs10806
This folder contains images of the Elmira Free Academy Lambda Sigma fraternity: members 1914. Photographs10807
This folder contains the following images of employer sponsored baseball teams: Delicia team (1917); Elmira Fire Department team (1890s); Elmira Machine & Specialty Works team (1930s); Elmira Reformatory team (1910s).Photographs10901
This folder contains images of the following Banks: 2-Second National Bank of Elmira; 2-First National Bank & Trust Co (Lake St); Fleet Bank (Consumer Square); Elmira Savings Bank; Chemung Valley Loas Association (220 E. Water); Elmira Personal Loan Co; 9-Chemung Canal Trust Co.; Merchant's National Bank; 18-Marine Midland (Horseheads); and HFC Loans.Photogaphs10A01
This folder contains images of the following Banks: Merchant's Bank Building (W. Water); Bank on the Southside; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association; Group of Bankers names on the back; 2-Employees of First National Bank & Trust Co (150 Lake); 5-Elmira's Savings Bank; 5-Chemung Canal Trust Company; 9-Marine Midland.Photographs10A02
This folder contains images of the following Insurance Companies: Carroll C. Keeton (305 Carroll St); State Farm (Colonial Drive); Hayes & Bradley Fire Insurance (412 Carroll St).Photographs10A03
This folder contains 24 images of of Barker, Rose & Clinton, also known as Barker, Kimball & Rose Co, the building and employees.Photographs10A04
This folder contains images of the following Bookstores and Newspapers: Elmira Christian Supply Center (311 E. Water); 5-The Popular Book Store with Hosmer & E. B. Billings and Arthur S. Fitch (112 Baldwin); Duhl & Bauer Book Binding (416 E. Market); Elmira Telegram; L. A. & C. Hazard Elmira Daily & Weekly Gazette; Salesmen for the American Book Company; Morse, Baker & Hall Books, Stationary & Wallpaper (313 E. Washington); 3-Derby's Book Shop (Baldwin St); Elmira Telegram Fire (1913); and the Star-Gazette.Photographs10B01
This folder contains images of the following Miscellaneous Buildings: Old Steele Memorial Library (now the Chamber of Commerce); Robinson Building; Southport Towers; Legion Home (314 Lake); Armory; Chemung County Human Services; Mark Twain Country Antiques; 4-Chemung County Historical Society; Elmira Heights Village Hall; E. B. Billings; Pet Depot (Consumer Square); Realty Building; Orthstar; Sofco, Inc.; 2-Weiss Storage and 5-Unknown.Photographs10B02
This folder contains images of the following Miscellaneous Buildings: Reid & Cooper (Church & Railroad); Baldwin Street Buildings; Elmira City Hall with Armory; 2-Chemung Canal Bank; 2-Hulett Building; 2-Steele Memorial Library or Realty Building (also showing Friend, Metzger & Co); Richardson Building; 3-Robinson Building; 5-Unknown.Photographs10B03
This folder contains images of the following Miscellaneous Businesses: O.W. Horton Milk Dairy (Swartwood); 5-Pepsi Cola; Jacob Weyer Southport Mills; Lee's Red Jacket Garden; 2-Corning Glass Works (Big Flats); Group of Unidentified men from Elmira L.H.P. Corps; 2-Saengerbund Hall; William H. Frost; The United States Express Company; Steamroller; M&M Hots, Barber Shop, Elmira School of Floral Design & Andy's Used Goods; Chemung Spring Water Co.; Rowland & Beadle; 11-Federation Lucheonette (102 W. Church); Van Dyke Photographers; S. H. Laney Rag & Paper Dealer (Baldwin); D. W. Seeley Billiards (160 Lake); McFarlins; Frank A. Beach & Son - Printers; Charles L. Coke, job printer; 3-Misc. Barber Shops; and 6-Unknown.Photographs10B04
This folder contains images of the following Miscellaneous Buildings: 9-Harrington's Funeral Home (First & Main); Smith Fudge Funeral Home (W. Water); and Hughes' Funeral Home.Photographs10B05
Folder contains 6 images of the Connecticut Yankee Building (100 East Church St.) before its demolition in 1997.Photographs10B06
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