The Samuel A. Musgrave Photographs online collection contains images from 1946 through 1985 that document products, manufacturing processes, employees, buildings, and promotional activities of western Pennsylvania businesses and organizations. The collection includes images Musgrave took for the Duquesne Light Company, the Pennsylvania Rubber Company, the Western Pennsylvania Electric League, Ketchum, MacLeod & Grove, and Alcoa.
What’s in the entire collection?
The Samuel A. Musgrave Photographs is comprised of approximately 50,000 5x7 and 8x10 negatives, 35mm negatives, transparencies, prints, and slides. These images document Musgrave’s work as a freelance commercial and industrial photographer in Pittsburgh from 1946 until 1990. Musgrave’s clients included Westinghouse, Alcoa, the Pittsburgh Board of Education, Gulf Oil, Koppers, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Co., and B.B.D.&O.