Pittsburgh the Powerful
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- "Some Pittsburgh Steel Workers." 1909.
- "The visitor in a steel mill sees only faces reddened by the glare of
fire and hot steel, muscles standing out in knots and bands on bare arms,
clothing frayed with usage and begrimed by machinery."
- "The Pittsburgh Owl." 1925.
- "If you gaze down upon it from one of the highest peaks, it looks like
a grand collection of mechanical toys--like the playthings you might see
under a little millionaire boy's Christmas tree. Miles and miles of toy
freight-trains, thousands of miniature automobiles running along the
suspension bridges like little cashboxes on a wire, toy steamboats,
meccano-bridges and towers, every sort of contrivance that can make a loud
noise, or run very fast, or flash a bright light, or go puff-puff. Every
city has some of these, but Pittsburgh has them all."
- "The Negroes of Pittsburgh." 1909.
- "Twenty per cent of the men follow manufacturing and mechanical
pursuits. Because of the abundance of work good Negro mechanics have no
difficulty in keeping busy, though they have made little headway in the
unions. An occasional Negro is a union member, as, for instance, four or
five carpenters, a few stone-masons and a few plasterers. Here, as
elsewhere, they gain admission easily only to the hardest kinds of work."