Views in Homestead Steel Works
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Located on the Monongahela River in Homestead, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. Homestead Steel Works was constructed in 1881. Andrew Carnegie bought the steel mill in 1883 and it became part of the Carnegie Steel Company. There were ongoing wage disputes with steelworkers and in 1892 workers went on strike. The strike was one of the most violent disputes in U.S. labor history. Homestead became part of U.S. Steel when Carnegie sold his company in 1906. Homestead Steel Works closed in 1986.
Volume comprising 27 black-and-white photographs measuring approximately 10" X 13". Images pertain to various aspects of the steel yard and factory. The photographs are mounted on board and include captions. Inscription: Frank Thomson, Esq. Compliments of H. C. Frick Sept 30 '95. The volume has been disbound.
Gift of Miss Anne Thomson.
Previously owned by Frank Thomson.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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