Guide to the Aerial Photographs of Pittsburgh Collection, ca. 1923-1937 AIS.1988.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Aerial Photographs of Pittsburgh Collection
Collection Number
AIS.1988.06
Date
ca. 1923-1937
Extent
137.0 items (8x10 negatives includes 34 glass plates)
Abstract
This collection contains aerial images of Downtown, the South Side, Mount Washington, the North Side, the Strip District, the Hill District, the Bluff, the Point, and Oakland taken between ca. 1923 and 1937. Many show landmarks that are now gone, such as the Brady Street Bridge, the Manchester Bridge, Point Bridge, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Mill, and Forbes Field. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Aerial Photographs of Pittsburgh Collection, ca. 1923-1937, AIS.1988.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains aerial images of Downtown, the South Side, Mount Washington, the North Side, the Strip District, the Hill District, the Bluff, the Point, and Oakland taken between ca. 1923 and 1937. Many show landmarks that are now gone, such as the Brady Street Bridge, the Manchester Bridge, Point Bridge, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Mill, and Forbes Field. They also show sites of present day landmarks such as the Koppers Building, the Gulf Building, Pitt Stadium, and the Cathedral of Learning before and during their construction. Other negatives show areas around Pittsburgh including the Beyer Family Estate, radio station WAEG, Bettis Airfield, Rogers Airfield, and Allegheny County Municipal Airport, as well as many manufacturing plants. Two images are of New Kensington, Pa., and twenty show the damages of the Ohio River Flood of 1937.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, May 17, 1990

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 June 2010

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Custodial History

This small group of aerial views were included within another collection held by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum. The museum gave the photographs relating to Pittsburgh to the University Library System in 1988.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ted Newbold, President of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1988.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Thompson on May 17, 1990.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jennifer Marshall in June 1999. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Notis ID number: AKN1735.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/aerial-photographs-pittsburgh.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County Airport (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Aluminum Company of America.
  • American Bridge Company.
  • Atlantic Refining Company.
  • Bettis Airfield.
  • Brady Street Bridge (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Carnegie-Mellon University.
  • Cathedral of Learning (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Duquesne University.
  • Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Gulf Building (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • John F. Casey Company.
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.
  • Koppers Building (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Manchester Bridge (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Mesta Machine Company.
  • Pitt Stadium (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Pittsburgh Steel Company.
  • Point Bridge (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Rogers Airfield (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • University of Pittsburgh.
  • WAEG (Radio station : Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • West Penn Steel Company.

Family Name(s)

  • Byers family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Brunot Island (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Golden Triangle (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Homestead (Pa.)
  • Mount Washington (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Neville Island (Pa.)
  • New Kensington (Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • North Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • North Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Oakland (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Pictorial works
  • South Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • Strip District (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Aerial photographs
  • The Bluff (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Airports -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Architecture
  • Flood damage -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Aerial photographs
  • Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Ohio River Valley
  • Floods -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Aerial photographs
  • Neighborhoods -- Aerial photographs -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Radio stations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County

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Previous Citation

Aerial Photographs of Pittsburgh Collection, ca. 1923-1937, AIS.1988.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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