Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. U.S.A. [cover title of view book]
“I think my Father was Vulcan, / I am Smith of the land and sea” — Pittsburgh by Richard Realf
Rare nineteenth-century Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce booklet promoting the city’s industrial and civic amenities, illustrated with 22 half tone views of the city plus a railroad map, “Main Trunk Lines via Pittsburgh.”
Views include the downtown skyline, water works, public buildings, bridges, churches, and schools. Industrial scenes shown are oil wells in Allegheny County, glass works, and steel mills including the Homestead Steel Works.
Description: Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. U.S.A. [cover title of view book]
[Pittsburgh: The Eichbaum Press, c.1893]. 47, pp. 3¾ x 6¼ inches. Decorative tan wrappers; oblong. Halftone illustrations on versos; map. Faint creasing to upper cover and several leaves; very good to near fine.