Historic Photos of Pittsburgh

Historic Photos of Pittsburgh

by Miriam Meislik (Text by)
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Historic Photos of Pittsburgh by Miriam Meislik

Founded on a triangle of land bounded by two mighty rivers, Pittsburgh has a long and storied chapter in American history. Currently the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh grew from a fur-trading post into Steeltown, U.S.A. Its immense steel factories symbolized America’s new forefront in the Industrial Age, even as the smoke and soot from those factories left the city polluted and filthy. After decades of change, Pittsburgh today is considered one of the most livable cities in America. Historic Photos of Pittsburgh examines the growth and change of this important American city. Nearly 200 photographs spanning two centuries have been collected and captioned with compelling text. Rich in historic detail, filled with images of the past, this book captures the power and might of a great industrial city and is a must-have for both historians and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596523302
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 533,858
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Miriam Meislik is the Media Curator for the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.
She is an active member of the Society of American Archivists where she has served as chair of the Visual Materials Section and the Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable.

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Historic Photos of Pittsburgh 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
woodman1313 More than 1 year ago
This isn't the run of the mill old photo's of Pittsburgh. This book was well thought out and written.