Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nay Aug Boat Ride

Generations of children who grew up in Scranton remember the Boat Ride at Nay Aug Park. This is one 29 historic photos in The Nay Aug Amusement Park collection in the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cornelius Comegys

Cornelius Comegys(1858-1938) came from a well-known family in Maryland. He was a member of the Lackawanna Bar Association and was an assistant district attorney. Comegys also wrote a few books such as The Mayor's Court of Scranton.  He was a member of the Scranton Public Library board of trustees from 1917-1937 which is where this photo was taken.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Historic Library TV Commericial

The History of the Scranton Public Library collection contains many very old photos and artifacts, but it also covers more recent history including this TV commercial from 2005. The commercial was produced using the talents of staff members and, in the case of at least one actor, relatives of staff members. Note that the web site shown in the video and the technology used by Library Guy are already outdated.