Bruce Drisbach-American Steel & Wire Company Photographs

What’s online?

All images in the collection are online. The collection contains photographic images depicting the construction of the American Steel & Wire Company building, equipment, worker housing construction, and the Donora environment between 1915 and 1917.

What’s in the entire collection?

The entire collection consists of glass plate negatives is held by the Archives Service Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh. The Bruce Drisbach-American Steel & Wire Company Photograph Collection documents the construction of housing for workers and the American Steel & Wire Company. The housing photographs detail construction of housing from groundbreaking to near completion. They show the variety in the types of housing constructed and care in craftsmanship. The images also show conditions in downtown Donora, Pa. Construction of the American Steel & Wire Company is depicted from ground breaking to completion. There are interior and exterior building images, views of equipment and views of workers as well as images of workers using equipment. Four photographs depict a gathering of mill workers. Found amongst the collection are family photographs and landscape photographs; no dates or exact location exists for these images.

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