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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.