ROBERT PITCAIRN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Robert Pitcairn extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by Atlantic Publishing and Engraving. Robert Pitcairn (1836 – 1909) was a Scottish-American railroad executive who headed the Pittsburgh Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 19th century. Pitcairn was a member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. The club, founded by Henry Clay Frick and composed of wealthy Pittsburgh industrialists including Carnegie, Andrew Mellon and Philander Knox, owned the South Fork Dam which collapsed on May 31, 1889 causing the Johnstown Flood.

Title: ROBERT PITCAIRN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A Warner & Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35262

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Robert Pitcairn