Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Photographs



What's online?

The Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation online collection contains images from 1853 to 1954 showing images of facilities, products, and transportation, including interior and exterior photos of the many Jones and Laughlin mills, coal mines, and warehouses. Images were selected that visually document steel mill facilities and the workers that played such an important role in Pittsburgh's industrial heritage.

What’s in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, comprises 3,560 images taken between 1870 and 1954. The collection features a large assortment of posed shots of employees listing their names, job titles, and miscellaneous information, e.g. nicknames, years of service, or reasons for leaving the company. It also contains images of office buildings all over the United States and photographs of tugboats, barges, and railroads shipping Jones & Laughlin finished products and raw materials.

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