Pittsburgh Photography 1900-1910


This week, we added 90 new images to the http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910 and Brady Stewart Studio Archives 1880-1910.

Highland Park Zoo 1903

We found five early images of Highland Park during the winter of 1903.  Two images are of the park including a view of the Highland Park skating rink that was formed when the city created Lake Carnegie from a nearby reservoir.  The skating rink was opened in 1894 thanks to the efforts of Director of Public Works, Edward Bigelow.  The next set of images are a bit depressing given the significant changes made to the Pittsburgh zoo habitat over the last 30 years.  But these are the same images that I remember while visiting the zoo during my childhood.

Lions cuddling at the Highland Park Zoo

Lions cuddling at the Highland Park Zoo

Bear Run Park

The Stewart family visited Stewart Township and Bear Run Park on a number of occasions to visit Alice Brady Stewart’s relatives in Stewart Township (Brady Family).  The following image and six others were taken during the summer of 1905.  Bear Run became famous later in the century when Frank Lloyd Wright built Fallingwater for the Kaufmann family in the 1930s.

 

Stewart visiting their Brady cousins in Stewart Township - Bear Run

Stewarts visiting their Brady cousins in Stewart Township – Bear Run

Pittsburg Pirates 1903

Brady Stewart took this image of the great Honus Wagner at Forbes Field.  Once the negative was processed, he contacted it with another negative to create a positive image of Mr. Wagner.  The final product needed to be an outlined image of the Flying Dutchman for an advertisement in the local Pittsburg paper.  With the background opaque, the printed background would be white so a printer could overlay the copy for the advertisement.  Honus Wagner purposely placed the bat on his left shoulder to see if anyone would notice it (he batted right-handed).

The great Honus Wagner posing with the bat on his left shoulder.

The great Honus Wagner posing with the bat on his left shoulder.

Other Images Added to Living in Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910:

5 Additional images of Brady Stewart’s first major photography assignment for the Wabash Railroad.

3 Additional images of the Stewart’s church trip to Lake Chautauqua New York in 1901.

 

Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also known as the St Louis World’s Fair)

Images can be found in Brady Stewart Studio Archives 1880-1910   http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list… Brady Stewart Studio Archives 1880-1910

Brady Stewart along with his mother Alice Brady Stewart and cousin, Margaret Gray, visited the fair during the fall of 1904.  Through his recent business relationship with the Wabash Railroad, he received discounted tickets and transportation to the fair.  After viewing the photographs and doing some research, I have to say that the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was a spectacular event visited by nearly 20 million people over a 7 month period.  The Exposition featured an abundance of new technologies and innovations including; electricity, automobiles, wireless telegraph, and airplanes.  And new manufacturing approaches for forging steel, mining coal / copper and manufacturing all kinds of consumer goods; shoes, stoves, cardboard boxes and many more.

Brady Stewart took this photo of the Festival Hall at night.  Electricity courtesy of Westinghouse Electric Co.

Brady Stewart took this photo of the Festival Hall at night. Electricity courtesy of Westinghouse Electric Co.

 

Other Images Added to Brady Stewart Studio Archives 1880-1910:

1.)  1 Unique image of the 8th Regiment of Immunes, training at Fort Thomas Kentucky for the Spanish-American War 1898.

2.) 4 images of Theodore Roosevelt’s inauguration day, March 4th, 1905

A reminder that the new images can be found at  http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910 and Brady Stewart Studio Archives 1880-1910.  And that the images online are for sale and all proceeds are used to digitize and identify more prints and negatives.

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