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Collection Inventory

Series I. Negatives, 1936, ca. 1940s

Scope and Content Notes:

The negatives in this series are marked with the photographer's original numbering scheme, F (for Flood) followed by a number: F1, F2, F3, . . . etc.

Subseries 1. The 1936 Flood, March 18, 1936

Scope and Content Notes:

These negatives depict the flood of 1936. They correspond to the prints found in the paperbound photograph albums. Some of the negatives are duplicates and bare a caption and a date adhered to the negative while others have been marked up for editing.

Subseries 2. Marion Steam Shovel and Gulf Cargo Ships, ca. 1940s

Scope and Content Notes:

These images include 14 black and white cellulose acetate negatives and six color cellulose acetate negatives. The black and white negatives depict scenes from a rock quarry, with a Marion Steam Shovel loading rocks onto Euclid Dump Trucks. There are also negatives of two men inspecting the parts of a welder in a workshop. These negatives correspond to the Marion Steam Shovel prints in Subseries 2. The color negatives depict scenes from what appears to be a port for Gulf Cargo Ships. Some of the images show the ships docked and a man in uniform. Other images show the ships on the water. Also included in these negatives are shots of the Gulf logo and two ships, "GULFWELL" and "GULFRAY." No prints exist for these negatives.

Subseries 3. The Point, August 27, 1941

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is comprised of three black and white cellulose acetate negatives depicting The Point. The images were taken on August 27, 1941.

Series II. Prints, 1936, ca. 1940s

Subseries 1. The 1936 Flood, March 18, 1936

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 47 black and white prints of the 1936 flood. The prints correspond to both the negatives and the photograph albums of the 1936 flood.

Subseries 2. Marion Steam Shovel, ca. 1940s

Scope and Content Notes:

The prints in this subseries correspond to the negatives in Subseries 1.

Subseries 3. The Point, the Wabash Bridge, and the West End Bridge, August 27, 1941

Scope and Content Notes:

The images of The Point in this subseries correspond to the negatives in Subseries 1. Some of the images have been marked up for editing.

Subseries 4. Hydraulic Press, ca. 1940s

Series III. Photograph Albums, 1930-1931, 1936

Subseries 1. The 1936 Flood, March 18, 1936

Scope and Content Notes:

The bound 8"x10" gelatin silver prints contained in six paperback photograph albums depict the flood of 1936.

Photograph Book No. 1 contains 30 images, which document various points of interest along Liberty Avenue, including Diamond Street, Graeme Street, Oliver Street and Market Street, Smithfield Street, Smallman Street, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Street, Seventh Avenue, Ninth Street, 11th and 12th Streets, and Liberty Avenue at Penn Station.

Photograph Book No. 2 contains 29 images documenting Wood Street from various intersections, including Oliver Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and Sixth Avenue. Other images depict Water Street, Diamond Street, and businesses and buildings, including First National Bank, Farmers National Bank, and the Grogan Building.

Photograph Book No. 3 contains 21 images documenting the North Side, McKees Rocks, Homestead, Hayes, and Coraopolis.

Photograph Book No. 4 contains 19 images, which document various points along the Waterfront and document the fires that broke out at Waverly Oil Works.

Photograph Book No. 5 contains 11 images documenting Penn Avenue and various businesses, including interior shots of Joseph Horne's.

Photograph Book No. 6 contains 32 images, which focus on Joseph Horne's and Jenkins Arcade, Liberty Avenue, Wood Street, Sixth Avenue, and River Views.

Subseries 2. Views of Pittsburgh, 1930-1931

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.