Corning
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Corning

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ISBN-13:
9780738513195
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Charles R. Mitchell
Gewicht:
286 g
Format:
239x160x9 mm
Serie:
Images of America (Arcadia Pub
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Lenses for railroad lanterns, cut glass for the White House table, Thomas Edison's first light bulb-the glass for all of these was made in Corning, the glass capital of America, the Crystal City. From 1880 to World War I, newfound wealth sparked a spending and building boom that shaped the city. Corning recaptures the city's gilded age, the boom days when tax-free fortunes could be made-and lost-overnight. Vintage photographs show elephants and buffalo parading down Market Street, the Drake family giving recitals on its home pipe organ, churches and public buildings rising, carriages giving way to motorcars, and huge summer homes springing up on the Finger Lakes.