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Catalog Number 1999:15
Collection Industrial Prints Collection
Object Name Print
Title Industry, Maps, Advertisements
Scope & Content This collection consists of almost 200 prints and photographs from newspapers and other media from the late 1800's and the early 1900's.

Most are intricately detailed line drawings of the industry of the time, mainly iron and steel but also coal and oil as well. Remarkably, all the prints are in excellent condition. The drawings pertain to the steel, iron, coal, oil and railroad industry with particular focus on the 1877 Railroad Strike and the 1892 Homestead Strike.

There are also several advertisements for steel dating from 1933 to 1957 as well as maps of Western Pa dating from 1872 to 1911.

For the most part the prints are arranged topically and chronologically with the exception of accruals.

The major newspapers that appear in this collection include: The Graphic, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly, and Scientific American.

Oversized prints are identified with "OVR" next to the identification number and are stored separately.
Physical characteristics Pages of newspapers featuring prints and miscellaneous prints and photographs
Dates of Creation 1798; 1851-1957