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Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:53 am
by Kelly
swan5549 wrote: I have another submission that in this case has two different pieces of historical data on each side of the same sign

I've often marveled at how the club sandwich makes such efficient use of both sides of that one inside piece of bread. Perhaps the world of historic markers has finally caught up.

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:08 pm
by swan5549
Spent the week end once again at Keuka lake,adding a few more items to the Glenn Curtiss submission, and this will be for the most part the end of it for me. Not sure what more could be added any way!


Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:09 pm
by swan5549
Curtiss transport plane

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:16 pm
by Kelly
Nice work Howard. Got a couple of questions.....

Are you, by any chance, able to provide the coordinates of each of the 2 markers. If so, perhaps we can sift your information and supporting photos into 2 separate but connected posts.

What would really help is this:

Glen H. Curtiss marker coordinates are: ?

Cradle of Aviation marker coordinates are: ?

If you can at least closely approximate with Acme Mapper, that would be great! (Not exactly sure which of the 2 markers you provided coordinates for already.)

GPS coordinates of the street marker.
42.39833 -77.23167
(use of Acme mapper 2.0)

Also, for those 2 new images, the file sizes for both are above our recommendations. Please check that.
3. Compressed enough to load fast. Saving out to file sizes from 150 to 350 KB. The faster the better, but don't ruin the quality of your image.

Additionally, could you put the required photo credit text on them please?
You MUST mark your images
Along the bottom with legible text and must not obscure any important features of the photo.
Follow this format (leave out the ©, if you want your image to be shared (see above)) :

“© Photo credit: {your name} – ({month/year photo was taken})”

For example:
“© Photo credit: Matthew Conheady – (9/2012)”

Thanks a bunch!

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:57 pm
by Matt
Howard, this has been scheduled to be posted this month. If you can update those last photos with the proper name mark, then those will go in as well. Any other additional information/historic photos (public domain) will also be accepted by anyone else who wants to contribute. Thanks!

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:15 pm
by swan5549
Kelly & Matt,
Once again I am submitting a number of re-sized, Labeled, and a new sign to close out this submission once & for all!

Dealing with the new signs first: this site has two NYS educational signs, posted in two different time periods. My original intent and, submission was to combine both the signs has one photograph. But as time went along more negative issues continued to encroach that intent, and it is at this point I’ve decided to submit separately each one of those signs as a single identity.

The GPS coordinates has been included in the submission, is exclusively for the “Glenn Curtiss” biographical sign, which in Hammondsport is on the main thoroughfare going from Hammondsport to town of Bath. I have submitted that address. The other state sign which is on the Museum grounds approximately one hundred yards away from the road is something you could use or reject but I will not be with this letter including any GPS coordinates for that item. I’m not at all sure what history is, of the “cradle of aviation” sign but I suspect it’s in celebration of some sort when the state bestowed this particular title dealing with the history of early American aviation on the town of Hammondsport.
The other photographs that are now included, give a brief visual of the outside of the Museum they should pretty much explain themselves.

One last explanation, there is one photographic included in this group which is a metal sculpture of a pilot in his airplane given the illusion of flying on the shores Lake Keuka. This item has historical significance in that Glenn Curtiss along with Alexander Graham Bell (same Bell who invented the telephone) conducted in this very location, the first naval aviation trials for what was then called by Curtiss himself the “flying boat.” Every summer the Museum puts on a “flying boat” celebration and demonstration celebrating that historical event. Aviation buffs fly in at this time with their aircraft to pay homage to this aviation event, and later fly in mass circling the final resting place of Glenn Curtiss himself at the other end, of Keuka Lake.
One final note, Feel free to use all, part, or for that matter not at all, for presentation on your website. For yours truly, this is my final submission dealing with the subject, I have become quite weary of trying to perfect this particular subject, to a point that it’s no longer enjoyable!

Sincerely yours………. Howard

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:08 am
by Matt
looks great.
thank you!
Will go up soon.

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:28 am
by Kelly
Thanks, Howard, for helping us finalize this post. We expect this topic to be popular with our readers! :up:

Apologies if our quality control requests have gotten you down. As always, the detailed instructions are there to guide you. If you are able to follow them from the get-go, frustration is lessened for all parties. Many thanks!

Re: Cradle of Aviation/Glenn Curtiss

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:33 pm
by Kelly
This has been posted and can be viewed here.

No post on NYH is ever truly final. This topic will remain open and can be added to at any time. Simply post your additions here.

Thank you again, Howard for your hard work on this!!