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Scope and Contents The provenance of this collection is unknown. The bulk of the photographs, which are mostly of the factory’s exterior, date from 1868 to around 1905. Some photographs in fragile condition have been conserved. The collection has been divided into two series. The first series includes photographs from the original factory and several glassmakers at work, and the second series includes photographs of the construction site and newly rebuilt factory taken after the flood of 1889. The dates of some...
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...