In 1935, Pittsburgh was still a city of “sweat and gold,” smoky and burgeoning with economic activity. Its population peaked that year at 690,328. A a significant number were first and second-generation immigrants from Eastern Europe.
We know very little about this photograph, besides its date and the following information written on the back: “The city of Pittsburgh with very little smoke looking East from junctions of Rivers forming Ohio.”
(Photo by The Detroit News Airplane Photography)