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Pittsburgh – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh, ca. 1940

“Street-level view of the corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues taken at approximately 10:35 AM, focusing on pedestrians wearing hats. A Coca Cola sign is clearly visible in the background, as well as the Standard Typewriters Co. sign. The smoke in this image is particularly heavy.” (well yeah, you think?)

From University of Pittsburgh / Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s


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November 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pittsburgh – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’

 “Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner at end of the day’s work.”

– Novenber, 1942

– John Collier for the Office of War Information


See more images of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania; HERE:




The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was a U.S. government agency created during World War II to consolidate government information services. It operated from June 1942 until September 1945.

It coordinated the release of war news for domestic use, and, using posters and radio broadcasts, worked to promote patriotism, warned about foreign spies and attempted to recruit women into war work.

The office also established an overseas branch which launched a large scale information and propaganda campaign abroad.


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Alfred T. Palmer – Image Gallery

Via Srorpy.com – ‘Always Something Interesting’


August, 1942

“A poster comes to life. Another democratic institution, beer and pretzels. Chief radioman Evans, at extreme left, reaches for a slice of the ham which Mrs. Woolslayer is serving. Sergeant Vineyard is wearing the paper hat. Allegheny Steel, Pittsburgh.”


“George Woolslayer celebrated the visit of the soldier and sailor with a party at his home. Friends, relatives and fellow workers made up the list of guests. No ordinary party, this one will be remembered by the Woolslayers for years to come. Festivities started at 8 p.m. and lasted well into the next morning. Proudly seated on Sergeant French L. Vineyard’s knee is Woolslayer’s 8-year-old daughter, Georgia Ann, who stayed up long past her bedtime to take part in the fun. Allegheny-Ludlum Steel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”


“The comforts of home looked pretty good to Navy Radioman John Marshall Evans and Sergeant French L. Vineyard, who spent Sunday with the family of their poster colleague George Woolslayer.”




‘Bangkok – photos by Alfred T. Palmer’



June 26, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 1 Comment