Corning, N.Y. 1882

Corning--medium.jpeg

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Title

Corning, N.Y. 1882

Description

Subtitle of this bird's eye view of southern tier town makes clear the importance of rail lines to its economic viability: "Junction of the New York, Lake Erie, and Western and the Syracuse, Geneva & Corning R.R.'s." The yards of those railroads are depicted at the far left and right of the panorama; between them, the town of nearly 5,000 (in 1880) shows manufacturing along the river, retail and residential streets, then highest up the hill a few remaining farms and forest.

Also typical of the genre are the sixteen individual portraits bordering the bird's eye view--probably drawn for an additional charge or the promise of buying copies of the lithograph in bulk. At upper left, the Corning Glass Works already occupies a prominent place in the town's identity.

Creator

Corbin, C. J.

Publisher

Philadelphia Publishing House

Date

1882

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804c.pm005542

Format

jpeg, 1.3 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

36 x 66 cm