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Smith, Arthur G.

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ISBN 10: 0822938308 / ISBN 13: 9780822938309
Published by Pub. University of Pittsburg Press, 1990, 1990
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Hard Cover. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. This remarkable volume portrays the city through 161 pairs of matching photographs -- you see the city as it was and then rephotographed from the same camera position as it appears today. 325 pages of lush illustrations. See the bridges, waterfront, buildings, neighborhoods and railroads and inclines of this deceptively beautiful city. Images of Perry Hilltop, lost Victorian mansions, Duquesne Gardens, Penn Theater, etc. Small sticker on front endpaper. Dustjacket has small tear at top end of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 101101A

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Publisher: Pub. University of Pittsburg Press, 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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This handsome volume presents 161 pairs of matching before and after photographs of Pittsburgh.  A treasury of images for those who remember the old Pittsburgh, those who are curious about its past, and anyone interested in Pittsburgh's fascinating evolution from “smoky city” to the city it is today.

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"Pittsburgh Then and Now. . . may make your blood boil and bring tears to your eyes, but this is not just a story of Lost Pittsburgh. Smith also records the remarkable continuity of the city's hillside neighborhoods, the evolution of Downtown and the remaking of the Point. . . . Smith's book is a reminder that cities are more than collections of buildings. They are repositories of memories, keepers of dreams. . . . Pittsburgh Then and Now brings back places we have lost but not forgotten." -Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Press

"Uptown, downtown, North Side, Southside: Pittsburgh Then and Now evokes nostalgic feelings for newcomers as well as natives. . . . Smith's Pittsburgh is a treasure." --Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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