Interior view of a glass cutting shop in Corning, ca. 1890-1900. Belts run from an overhead shaft above the craftsmen. Photo courtesy Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York: The Crystal City
Dubbed "Crystal City" in 1902 by a New York
journalist, Corning had two glass factories and more than a dozen
glass cutting shops at the turn of the century, employing several
thousand workers in the industry. Today the legacy of their
glass-making lives on in collections all over the country and in
the Corning Museum of Glass. In May 2000 the Museum opened a new
permanent exhibit on the history of glass-making in the Crystal
Originally submitted by: Amo Houghton,Representative (31st District).
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