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Born in the small town of Darlington, Wisconsin, about fifty miles southwest of Madison, Herman Brosius worked mostly with lithographers throughout the Midwest and in parts of Ontario, Canada. He did travel east to produce some views in 1873;…

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Henry Wellge was another artist who, like Herman Brosius, worked a great deal in the Midwest and Canada, and often in association with the publisher Joseph Stoner. Starting in 1880, he drew about forty views for Stoner through 1884, when Stoner…

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The Centennial Exposition was held in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876. Organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the event featured more than 200 buildings spread over 450 acres in…

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The Centennial Exposition was held in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876. Organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the event featured more than 200 buildings spread over 450 acres in…

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To anyone interested in bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania towns during the late nineteenth century, the name of Thaddeus Fowler appears on a seemingly endless number of panoramic images. He was the most prolific of all the view makers, drawing and…

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Homestead, located about seven miles south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River, was home to the Homestead Steel Works, the smoking conglomeration of buildings located here in the upper left, along the banks of the river. In the summer of 1892, the…

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The borough of Shenandoah is located about fifteen miles southwest of Hazelton, within the Western Middle coalfield of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. Laid out in 1862 in reaction to the burgeoning need for coal during the Civil War, the…

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Although the first settlers-other than Native Americans-came to the Punxsutawney area in the early nineteenth century, growth was relatively slow. By 1850 the town’s population had reached barely 100 inhabitants. The predominant industries were…

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Clearfield was named after the numerous open fields, thought to have been cleared by bison that once roamed western Pennsylvania, that were discovered where what today is known as Clearfield Creek flows into the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.…

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The Pennsylvania Railroad founded Altoona specifically as a location for the repair and new construction of its locomotives and freight and passenger cars. The facilities, begun in 1850 and expanded continuously throughout the following seventy-five…
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