McKeesport, Pa.

Title

McKeesport, Pa.

Creator

Henry Wellge
American, b. Germany, 1850–1917
Published by J. J. Stoner, Madison, Wisconsin

Date

1883

Description

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 retired and Wellge decided to enter the publishing business for himself. McKeesport, just southeast of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River, is one of just two views that Wellge produced in Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly, John O’Connor and Ralph Yeager managed to collect both of them. (The other features the towns of Brownsville, Bridgeport, and West Bridgeport, just a few miles downstream from McKeesport, and is not included in the exhibition).

Adapted from the entry written by Judith Hansen O’Toole for the 1980 Pennsylvania Prints exhibition catalogue.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.496

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Lithograph with hand coloring; 17-1/4 x 23-15/16 in. (43.9 x 60.8 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny (county), McKeesport