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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #241
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Long Stairway, Mill District, Pittsburgh, by Jack Delano 1940

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That is one fantastic photograph. Do any of the industrial structures of Southside still exist?
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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #242
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That is one fantastic photograph. Do any of the industrial structures of Southside still exist?
Pretty much all gone. Except for some neighboring towns, Pittsburgh is now almost fully de-industrialized. The long ago abandoned Carrie Furnaces in Rankin PA still stand. I posted some pictures of them here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1120087


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Epic Panorama of Braddock, PA, c.1908, Edgar Thomson Works, Carnegie Steel Co, by the Detroit Publishing Co by Photo Tractatus, on Flickr
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #243
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Old February 14th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #244
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Old February 14th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #245
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Sitting around, Irwinville Farms Georgia 1938

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Old February 16th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #246
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The San Francisco and Pittsburgh photos are crazy

Here's a parade in Baltimore in 1942





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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #247
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Old Photos USA

Another USA member here. Glad to see we have a few of those but this hasbnt been active in a while. I am from Michgan. Nice to see you all
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #248
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Ellicott Square Buffalo NY c.1890s

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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #249
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Love those photos, but it is so sad that so many absolutely stunning beautiful buildings were torn down to be replaced by either parking lots or awful looking buildings.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 12:04 AM   #250
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Wow! That is really beautiful building! Is it still there?
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Wow! That is really beautiful building! Is it still there?
Yes, it was the "World's Largest Office Building" when it opened and serves as an office building to this day.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:28 AM   #253
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Detroit

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Excursion steamers 1901


Belle Isle ferry boat 1900


Detroit River yard c.1900


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The Majestic Building


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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #254
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I don't know if it is just black&white photography... Detroit seems like it was super neat city with no littering or dirty on its streets/sidewalks. Too bad Detroit isn't that clean as used to be.
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Lincoln funeral cortege

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All of those neon advertising signs are sick! This photo is so chaotic and cool it makes me pulse race.

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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:30 AM   #258
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Philadelphia

Above Independence Hall 1910


Dock St. 1908


Bellevue Stratford Hotel 1910


Broad St. and City Hall 1905
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Old March 10th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #259
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Graf Zeppelin over the Capitol

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Love Bellevue Stratford Hotel! Too bad they changed its rooftop.
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