Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
Photo 1: Corning Palomar Observatory Disc
This photo is obviously of one of the two large discs that Corning Glass made for the Palomar Mountain Observatory in 1948. However, whether it is the first imperfect disc that is on display at the Corning Museum of Glass or the second disc that wound up at the Palomar Observatory — is not clear from the photo. If you know, please let us know!
Photo 2: Dann Dairy
I’ll admit that while the name “Dann Diary” seems familiar to me, I can’t quire recall where this dairy farm was located. But I bet someone out there in Internet Land will remember!
Photo 3: Corning Glass Trucks
Our third photo of the week shows some of the Corning Glass trucks parked in their garage spots. And as with the Dann Dairy photo I seem to recall seeing those trucks at some time in the past! I’m quite certain the building the trucks were housed in was on the Southside of Corning but where I’m not certain. However, I’m willing to bet that many local residents do remember where this building was located!
MIRROR TO DISCOVERY: THE 200-INCH DISK AND THE HALE REFLECTING TELESCOPE AT PALOMAR
Have a great weekend!
Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
Here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.
Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!
And if you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!