Edward J. Shourek Photographs



What’s online?

The online collection contains images taken by Edward J. Shourek between 1913 and 1920 that depict life in the Pittsburgh area as well as his vacations. All images originate from 2" x 5" glass plate negatives. Among these images are glimpses of Shourek's family and friends, his home in Homewood, Central High School, George Westinghouse High School, a farm outside Pittsburgh, the Syria Mosque, and locations in Akron, Ohio and West Virginia where the family vacationed. The images comprise posed portraits as well as candid shots of girls in sewing or cooking class, boys in shop class, buildings, and pastoral views.

What’s in the entire collection?

The entire collection, held by the Archive Services Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh, consists of 196 glass plate negatives. Besides the images available online, the collection also contains shots of family vacations in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

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