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Summary Information

Title: Carl Truman Johnston Photograph Collection
Collection Number: AIS.2013.08
Creator: Johnston and Johnston Photography.
Creator: Johnston, Carl Truman

Collection Dates: 1930-1940s
Extent: 392.0 items (Prints, negatives, and photograph albums)

Language: English

Abstract:
The images in this collection represent Carl Johnston's photographs of the city of Pittsburgh during the 1930s and 1940s and photographs taken for corporate clients. Pittsburgh views include notable buildings such as the Oliver Building,the Cathedral of Learning, and the Syria Mosque; bridges such as the Wabash and West End Bridges; and other points of interest including downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. The 1936 Saint Patrick's Day Flood features prominently in the photograph albums. Corporate photographs include subjects such as machinery and transportation mostly staged for promotional use.