Summary Information
Title: Pittsburgh Prints from the Collection of Wesley Pickard
Collection Number: AIS.2006.03
Creator: Pickard, Wesley

Collection Dates: ca. 1843-1982
Extent: 43.0 items

Language: English

Abstract:
The Pittsburgh Prints from the Collection of Wesley Pickard contains 43 prints, including lithographs, etchings, watercolors, engravings, and periodical illustrations, that primarily date between 1843 and 1898 with a few created in the 1970s and early 1980s. Subjects depicted include Pittsburgh landmarks, including bridges, downtown buildings, commercial and industrial establishments, and civic institutions that show the city before and during the period of industrial development in the nineteenth century. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Renee Ziemann.
Revision Description:
April 2010:
Miriam Meislik

Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Pittsburgh Prints from the Collection of Wesley Pickard contains 43 prints, including lithographs, etchings, watercolors, engravings, and periodical illustrations, that primarily date between 1843 and 1898 with a few created in the 1970s and early 1980s. The prints depict a variety of Pittsburgh landmarks, including bridges, downtown buildings, commercial and industrial establishments, and civic institutions that show the city before and during the period of industrial development in the nineteenth century.

Many of the images show buildings that no longer exist, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh Market and Court House, the old Iron City Brewery, and the Pittsburgh Female College, now Chatham University. Others include images of the Great Fire of 1845 and the burning of the Union Depot during the 1871 Railroad Strike. Additionally, there are bird’s-eye views of Downtown and the Point as well as regional sites, such as McKeesport and New Kensington, the Johnstown Flood, the Tobyhanna River Valley, Washington and Jefferson College, and the Western State Penitentiary. Many different artists are represented, including Nat Youngblood, Otto Krebs, S.V. Albee, and Karl Bodmer.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Allegheny County (Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Johnstown (Cambria County) -- Pictorial works
  • Public works -- Pictorial works

Corporate Names
  • Armor, Feurhake & Company.
  • Kurz & Allison.
  • Pittsburgh Female College.
  • Saint Paul Cathedral (Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Sowle & Shaw.
  • Stobridge & Co., Lithographers.
  • W. & A.K. Johnston Limited.
  • Wegner, Buechner & Mueller.

Personal Names
  • Albee, S. V.
  • Baillie, James S., fl. 1838-1855
  • Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
  • Braun, Louis, 1836-1916
  • Brown, J. R.
  • Devereux, George T., b. ca. 1810
  • Fowler, T. M. (Thaddeus Mortimer), 1842-1922
  • Graham, C.
  • Hawley, Hughson, 1850-1936
  • Krebs, Otto
  • Kuhler, Otto, 1894-1977
  • Lapp, Charles
  • Lee, Alex Y.
  • Magnus, Charles
  • McRae, John C.
  • Reinhart, Charles Stanley, 1844-1896
  • Schuchman, William, b. 1823 or 4
  • Smith, C. Warren
  • Upham, C.
  • Ward, A. R.
  • Weber, Lucas
  • White, Charles Henry, b. 1878

Locations
  • Allegheny Mountains -- Pictorial works
  • Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • Market Square (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • McKeesport (Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Pictorial works

Genres/Forms
  • Chromolithographs
  • Engravings (Prints)
  • Etchings (Prints)
  • Illustrations (Layout features)
  • Lithographs

Category
  • Architecture

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wesley Pickard in 2006.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/images/pittsburgh/pghprint.html.

Custodial History:

The collection was compiled by Wesley Pickard.

Preferred Citation:

Pittsburgh Prints from the Collection of Wesley Pickard, ca. 1843-1982, AIS.2006.03, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Renee Ziemann on April 2009.

Copyright:

No copyright restrictions.