Pittsburgh, then and now by Arthur G. Smith

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects:

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Pictorial works.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementArthur G. Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF159.P643 S65 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 325 p. :
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2213046M
ISBN 100822938308
LC Control Number89035895

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