Monongahela House, circa 1900

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The original Monongahela House opened in 1840 and burned in the great Pittsburgh fire of 1845. This structure was built in its place two years later and became a favorite of travelers from around the world. Among its famous guests were Stephen Foster, Charles Dickens, the Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward the Seventh) and, on February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln. This print, discovered folded in a file in the Post-Gazette archives, is stamped with a credit to Trinity Court Studios at 313 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh.