Guide to the Edward J. Shourek Photographic Collection, 1913-1920 AIS.1991.19b

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Edward J. Shourek Photograph Collection
Creator
Shourek, Edward J.
Collection Number
AIS.1991.19b
Date
1913-1920
Extent
196.0 items (8) boxes
Abstract
This collection consists of the photographic glass-plate negatives of Edward J. Shourek for the years 1913-1920. There are 196 negatives that document Shourek's activities in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood from 1913-1920. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Edward J. Shourek Photograph Collection, AIS.1991.19b, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Edward J. Shourek was born in Pittsburgh in June 1895. The Shourek family lived at 811 East View Avenue in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood. As a young man, Shourek's hobby of photography captured family life in Pittsburgh during the early 1900s. Subjects of his photographs were the East Libery neighborhood, Central High School, George Westinghouse High School, family vacations, other families and friends. Shourek graduated from Pittsburgh's Central High School in 1914 and soon after enlisted in the United States Army Corps of Engineers where he worked as a draftsman. Shourek worked as a draftsman in the Army until 1965. Shourek was married to Florence Love and had one daughter, Marion Shourek Slabaugh of Portland, Oregon. Edward J. Shourek died in Pittsburgh on February 8, 1966.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains the glass-plate negatives of the Edward J. Shourek Photograph Collection, 1913-1920. The collection consists of 25 series which are subject oriented. The negatives are ordered chronologically within each series, except for series that have no dates. Each negative is described according to the subjects in the image, ie. person, or place. In addition to subject description, many negatives include a phrase created by Shourek that depicts the scene, these are indicated by quotation marks. Pittsburgh sites include Central High School, Westinghouse High School, Fern Hollow, Syria Mosque, and Reimer and Brothers, Inc. Sites from family vacations include Akron, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; and Huntington County, West Virgina. People identified in the photographs include Ella Shourek (Gerding), Martha Shourek (Stuck), Ida Shourek (Sant), Julia Shourek, Theodore Shourek, Uncle Luke, Aunt Tillie, Mary Ewart, Kate Flavin, Erma Gill, Billy Goodyear, Bob Holden, Catherine Kohne, Helen Lundquist, Elaine Lundquist, Alfred Mound, Karyn Mound, Joe Parrish, Jimmie Rule, Edward Stack, and Margaret Wightman. The photographs also include images of dogs, cats, horses, squirrels, groundhogs, and farm scenes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1993

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Description of oversize material added to the finding aid. December 2010

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquired from Mr. John Rischnavsky, 1991

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Vince Kwiotek and John Thompson in 1991 and then encoded by Andrew Newman in May 2004.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Andy Newman in May, 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 4375717

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/edward-j-shourek-photographs.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Central High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.). -- Photographs
  • Westinghouse High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.). -- Photographs

Family Name(s)

  • Shourek family -- Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Photographs
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Shourek, Edward J.

Subject(s)

  • Personal papers

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Previous Citation

Edward J. Shourek Photograph Collection, AIS.1991.19b, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Edward J. Shourek, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ais 91:19b, Photographs, 1913-1920, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Home, 1911-1918 

  Box
Buster (dog), Spring 1911 1
Edward Stack standing outside with dog, 1912 
One of Reel's Dogs, Spring 1912 
Ma, Emily and Ida posing outside, 1913 
Emily and Ed posing out in the garden, 1913 
Ida, Martha and Emily with dogs and cats in garden, 1913 
Group of four women and two men posing in backyard, 1913 
Bernice, Ed and Martha in garden 1913 
Emily in garden 
One of Reel's dogs, 1913 
Ernst in backyard, Autumn 1913 
Central High School 1914 flag, 1914 
Ham, Helen and Martha in backyard, 1914 
Billy (pup) on step, 1915 
A pup, 1915 
A pup, 1915 
Pup on front step, 1915 
Peony bush, June 1915 
Bush Stack's squirrel in cage, November 1915 
Page from the Pageant, Edward in Page's costume with American flag, 1916 
Reggie (dog) among potted plants 
Buster and Dodo (dogs) on front porch, 1916 
Ted in dress suit, first formal, March 1916 
The wild patch, garden in backyard, May 18, 1916 
Fireworks, Garaboldi celebration, "A Rocket," July 17, 1916 
  Box
Fireworks, Garaboldi celebration, "The Bombs Bursting in Air," July 17, 1916 2
Fireworks, Garaboldi celebration, "Golden Rain," July 17, 1916 
Edward's study stable on his side of the room, September 19, 1916 
Bob Holden, Supreme Secretary, December 31, 1916 
Last heavy snow, view from Edward's front window, March, 1917 
Last heavy snow, view from Ida's room, March, 1917 
Martha in new spring suit, 1918 
Snow storm, back lot, April 12, 1918 
Backyard from shop, June, 1918 
Jess (cat) sitting on window sill, June, 1918 
Pa and Uncle Joe in backyard, July 4, 1918 
Uncle Joe on back porch, July 4, 1918 
Alfred and Karyn in backyard, undated 
Martha by fence in backyard, undated 
One of Reel's dogs on steps, undated 
Reel's dog on steps, undated 
Ida standing by fence in backyard, undated 
Sport (dog) sitting by fence, undated 
Two puppies, undated 
Dog sitting on couch, undated 
Ida on sidewalk by yard, undated 

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Series  II. Farm, 1913-1920 

The clover field, 1913 
Young corn field before storm, 1913 
Lennon's dog Shep, 1913 
Cherry, Daisy, Blanche, Star, Durno (cows), and Dick (dog) in the pasture, 1913 
  Box
Julie, Helen, Emily, and Grace (girls) with Shep and Tige (dogs) on lawn, 1913 3
Dude on Phoebe (woman riding horse), 1913 
Bonny (cow), 1913 
Lennon riding mower pulled by two horses, 1913 
Scene in pasture, 1913 
Helen standing in field, July 1913 
Girls on road, July 1913 
Potato field, 1914 
"Stuck on the big hill," car on dirt road, 1914 
The road looking west, 1914 
Maiden Blush Apple Tree, 1914 
Groundhog, 1914 
Hank, Dude and Ebberjay sitting on a tree stump, 1914 
Hank, Ebberjay and Emily sitting on a tree stump, 1914 
Group of boys and girls on bank of creek, 1914 
A fern in Uncle Joe's woods, 1914 
Hank, Ebberjay and Shep (dog) on a fallen tree, 1914 
Woodchuck, 1914 
Dude and Ebberjay on a tree over creek, 1914 
Dogs digging woodchucks, 1914 
Dogs digging woodchucks, 1914 
Hank, Dude and Ebberjay on tree stump, 1914 
Scene in Uncle Joe's woods, 1914 
Apple tree, 1914 
Dickie (little boy) standing outside, 1920 

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Series  III. Central High School, 1913-1914 

  Box
Trophy case, 1913 4
Class 11-12 group photo, June 1913 
Toots, Ashford, and O'Connel on school steps, 1914 
Gus at Doctor Dewey's desk the day of the fire, 1914 
Jimmie Rule at desk, 1914 
Catherine "Kitty," Roach, Midge, and Pest sitting on school steps, 1914 
Midge outside of school, 1914 
Midge, Boob, and Shrimp on roof, 1914 
Stage setting for "Einer Muss Heiraten," 1914 
Stage setting for "Einer Muss Heiraten," 1914 
Critical study class, "Teacher, Teacher," 1914 
Critical Study Class, 1914 
Pest and Shrimp on roof, 1914 
Shep on steps of school, 1914 
Boob and Midge on roof ventilator, 1914 
The flag raising, Roach and Boob on roof, 1914 
"Beauty and dignity personified. Its great to be a wonderful detective." Catherine Kohne and Mary Enart on front steps with Joe Parish peeping from behind a pillar, 1914 
Inside of Edward's desk, 12-5, Spring 1914 

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Series  IV. Akron, Ohio, 1913-1914 

Annie's place, group in front yard, 1913 
Annie's place, group in front yard, 1913 
Fritz (little boy) standing on chair, 1914 

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Series  V. Lennon's Horse, 1913 

  Box
Horse harnassed to buggy, 1913 5

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Series  VI. The Lundquist Family, 1914 

Elaine (baby girl) sitting on stool in yard, 1914 
Helen (young girl) on rocker in yard, 1914 
Helen (standing) and Elaine (on stool) in yard, 1914 
Helen and Elaine on stool in yard, 1914 
The Lundquist family, 1914 
The Lundquist family, 1914 

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Series  VII. The Reimer Family Picnic, 1914 

"I love to be among the girls." Vetter, McCarthy, Raider, Flavin, Gildea, Frank, Schindler, Fahnestock, Magurie, Becker, 1914 
"I love the ladies." Fahler's farm, 1914 
Becker, Fahnestock, Vetter, Burrows, Maguire, Shourek on fence rail, 1914 
Maguire at the spring, 1914 

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Series  VIII. Shopgang, 1914 

Kiljoy, flashlight, boy doing lathework, 1914 
Midge, flashlight, boy doing work on motor, 1914 

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Series  IX. Clark's Camp, 1914 

"Writing that wonderful name in the sand," group of seven, 1914 
"On the island," group of twelve people with two canoes, 1914 

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Series  X. Buffalo, New York, 1914 

McKinley Monument, 1914 

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Series  XI. Big Willow Tree Camp, 1915-1917 

Big Willow Tree Camp, path through woods, July 1915 
"Sailing on the Rushton Branch," two people in sailboat, July 1915 
Pine tree on Terrace Mountain, July 1915 
Sport (dog) swimming, "He always flips his tail when he grabs the stick," July 1915 
Man holding fish on dock, "Roach and his catch," July 1915 
Allegrippas from the barn, July 1915 
Man with fishing pole and fish, "Fish, the Fisherman, a Fish Story," July 1915 
Sport (dog) bringing a stick ashore, Rushton River, July 1915 
Canoes on river, 1917 
Scene in Allegrippas, July 28, 1917 
"Shrimp in the Ruston River," boy in canoe, July 28, 1917 
"Woolyo Brown on the dock," man standing on dock, July 28, 1917 
  Box
Roach and Woolyo in the "swim," July 29, 1917 6
"The Spring," shows water bucket, July 29, 1917 
John and Ed fishing at the base of Allegrippas Ridge, July 29, 1917 
The Gang: P.M.D., Roach, Shrimp, Spuds, Woolyo, July 29, 1917 
Shepard Brownie on the cozy rock at the foot of the Allegrippas, July 29, 1917 

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Series  XII. Inca, 1915-1918 

"Inca Ed and Bess," man and woman standing under flag on steps in front of house, Spring 1915 
The Avenue, field stretching between rows of trees, Summer 1915 
Tomato plants in Inca garden, Summer 1915 
Cucumber plants, 9 inches long, 3 inches diameter, Summer 1915 
Mess tent, group eating during the day, 1917 
"My tent," August 12, 1917 
Belle Wightman in front of "my tent," August 25 1917 
Cornelia in lazyback chair, June 9, 1918 
"Count and Cornmeal," man and woman standing by tree, June 9, 1918 
Erma Gill, June 9, 1918 
Erma on grip, July 7, 1918 
Erma in hammock reading, September 8, 1918 
Erma in lazyback chair, September 14, 1918 
Erma on path, holding grip, September 14, 1918 
Ed and Erma on porch swing, September 14, 1918 
Erma after falling out of the hammock, September 15, 1918 

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Series  XIII. Huntingdon County, 1915 

  Box
Picture of BWTC from Allegrippas Ridge, July 1915 7
The road up Terrace Mountain, EJS dressed in pages costume and holding banner, July 1915 

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Series  XIV. George Westinghouse High School, 1916 

The sewing class, girls, May 18, 1916 
The cooking class, six girls, May 18, 1916 
The cooking class, May 18, 1916 

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Series  XV. Pittsburgh, 1916 

"The Thirsty Clansman," JHB in a cloak holding a walking stick at a brook, 1916 
Tree on Boulevard, undated 

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Series  XVI. Uncle Luke's, 1918 

Uncle Luke standing on steps outside house, 1918 
Aunt Tillie on back steps, 1918 
Ernst on back steps, 1918 
Bernice on back steps, 1918 
Uncle Luke on back steps, 1918 
Bernice standing on back steps, 1918 

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Series  XVII. Niagara Falls, 1920 

Rapids above falls, September 12, 1920 

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Series  XVIII. McCartney's, no date 

Front of house with person on front steps, undated 
Bunch on porch, four women and two men, undated 
Bunch in backyard, four children, two women, and a man, undated 
View of back of house, woman and two children, undated 

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Series  XIX. Reymer and Brothers, Inc., no date 

Store from balcony, interior of store, located on 6022 Penn Avenue, undated 

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Series  XX. Scene, no date 

Wooded creek scene, undated 

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Series  XXI. Animals, no date 

French poodle, undated 

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Series  XXII. Reymer's, no date 

Fisher standing outside of building, undated 
Coward Flannelsocks and Kate Flaven, man and woman, undated 

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Series  XXIII. Fern Hollow, no date 

Field with trees in background, undated 
Clump of trees, undated 

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Series  XXIV Unlabeled, no date 

Scope and Contents note

Series XXIV. contains unlabeled negatives identified by subjects on the image.

  Box
Dog "dressed up" in house, undated 8
Woman in field, undated 
Syria Mosque, undated 
Group picture in woods, 20 people, undated 
Allegrippas Ridge and lake or river, undated 
Boy beside creek, undated 
Man wearing Shriner hat, undated 

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Series  XXV Copies, 1914-1918 

Scope and Contents note

Series XXV. contains copies of negatives or photographs of other photographs. Series in chronological order.

P.M.D.'s negatives drying on the wall, 1914 
E.J.S.'s negatives drying on the wall, 1914 
Margareth Wightman's portraits on the wall, 1916 
Margaret Wightman's negatives drying, 1916 
Kindergarten class, 1918 
Billy Goodyear standing in side yard, 1918 
Billy Goodyear negative drying on wall, 1918 
Billy Goodyear negative drying on wall, Spring 1918 
Martha's pictures on the drying rack, June 1918 
Frank, Joe Robing posing in good clothes, June 1918 
Blythe B, age 13, seated next to table, June 1918 
Lettie "sunshine" Burnette, posing seated next to table, June 1918 
Ex Libris - H. Zief, group's symbol, June 1918 
Ex Libris - H. Zief, June 1918 
Ida and Danny, June 20, 1918 
E.M.G. from senior number of "The Peabody," taken from the yearbook, copy shows Erma, Mildred, Gill, and Samual B. Goodstone on page 18 of "The Peabody," September 18, 1918 
The Shakers, taken for J.H.B., undated 

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Series  XVI. Oversize 

Scope and Content Notes

This material was added to the finding aid in December 2010.

  Map-caseDrawer
Picture of the boat, “Henry L. Hillman”, undated 75

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