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Corning Glass Works Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0028
Scope and Contents This set of early photographic prints of Corning Glass Works factories consists of two series:

(1) Original Factory, 1868-1889

(2) Reconstructed Factory, 1889-1905

Researchers should note that some of the photographs have been dated according to the number of factory smokestacks depicted in the images. There were five in 1888, eight in 1891 and 1898, ten in 1903, and twelve in 1905.
Dates: 1868-1905

John Clyde Hostetter Collection on the 200" Disk

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of approximately 185 photographs, documenting Corning Glass Works’ creation of the 200” glass disk, which became the mirror of the Hale telescope. Although Hostetter collected these photographs, they were taken by others, including Ayres A. Stevens of Corning, NY. Some duplicate or are similar to photographs in the George V. McCauley Papers. The collection also includes a small amount of personal and glass-related miscellany from...
Dates: 1934-1943

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