Scope and Content Notes:
This album of 51 bound and mounted 8"x10" black and white gelatin silver prints depict buildings, bridges, and points of interest in and around the city of Pittsburgh taken between 1930 and 1931. Images show the Oakland area of Pittsburgh and include prominent buidlings on the University of Pittsburgh campus such as the Cathedral of Learning and Alumni Hall. Also included are views of the Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Twentieth Century Club, the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education the Syria Mosque, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, various memorials in Schenley Park, and the Schenley Park Hotel. Views of downtown Pittsburgh include various shots of The Point and bridges such as the Liberty Bridge, the Wabash Bridge, the Smithfield Street Bridge, and the Seventh Street Bridge. There are also views of buildings including the Clark Building, The Pittsburgher Hotel, the Grant Building, the Empire Building, the Henry W. Oliver Building, and the Allegheny County Office Building. The album also contains images of the Lights Golden Jubilee which ocurred between October 23 and October 28, 1929 honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Thomas Edison's incandescent electric lamp.