Norwegian Nationality Room dedication (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 15, 1948
The University of Pittsburgh dedicates the Norwegian Nationality Room at the Cathedral of Learning. [Wikipedia]
Passengers in the waiting room of the Greyhound bus terminal, Pittsburgh, September 1943. Esther Bubley. [Penn State University Press]
May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe, Downtown Pittsburgh [YouTube]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 3, 1940
Three headless bodies found in a boxcar are suspected to be victims of the Cleveland Torso Killer. [New Castle News; The Pittsburgh Press]
Boys from Toner Institute, Pittsburgh, 1949 [Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 24, 1944
Technical Sergeant Charles E. “Commando” Kelly, Pittsburgh’s first Congressional Medal of Honor winner in World War II, received a hero’s welcome when he arrived home. [Historic Pittsburgh; The Pittsburgh Press]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 18, 1947
A record opening-day crowd at Forbes Field — 38,216, including Bing Crosby — saw the Pittsburgh Pirates, under new ownership, defeat Cincinnati, 12-11. [Historic Pittsburgh]
Two girls and two boys wearing matching clothing, posed in park. Charles Teenie Harris, photographer. Teenie Harris Photograph Collection, 1920-1970, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Jimmy Stewart plays piano with his mom, 1945.
(Source: edithshead, via whitedogblog)
National Negro Opera Company, America’s first black opera company, founded by Mary Cardwell Dawson in 1941 [Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh via WQED]
Watch the WQED-TV feature here.
Gov. James H. Duff, 1948 (via LIFE magazine)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 28, 1946
Attorney General James H. Duff, a Carnegie citizen, was slated as Republican nominee for governor. [Historic Pittsburgh]
The original National Record Mart on Wood Street, c. 1940 [Life in Western Pennsylvania]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 16, 1946
The nationwide steel strike was virtually settled today, breaking one of the worst industrial crises in the country’s history.
The backbone of the 27-day-old strike was broken when the United Steelworkers (CIO) and United States Steel Corp. was settled last night approximating the terms proposed by President Truman four weeks ago. U.S. Steel historically sets the wage pattern for the entire basic steel industry. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Howard Heinz with his wife, Elizabeth Rust Heinz (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 9, 1941
Howard Heinz, president of the H. J. Heinz Company, and son of its founder, died at the age of 63 in a Philadelphia hospital. [Historic Pittsburgh]
Downtown Pittsburgh, 1940s (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 18, 1944
A “ceiling zero” smog blanketed Pittsburgh and prevented thousands of war workers from reaching their jobs and homes. [Historic Pittsburgh]
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