Richard E. Rauh Photographs



What's online?

The Richard E. Rauh Photographs contain images dating from 1891 through the mid-1930s. The images primarily depict Bertha Rauh, her family, and her swearing in as Director of Charities, later called the Pittsburgh Department of Public Welfare. Additionally, many of the photographs illustrate Bertha Rauh's efforts to transform Mayview Hospital, then known as the Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital, into a modern psychiatric hospital. Of note are photographs depicting Bertha Rauh and the Pittsburgh City Council members, the Pittsburgh Mayors William A. Magee, Charles H. Kline, and John S. Herron, and Amelia Earhart.

What's in the entire collection?

The Richard E. Rauh Photograph Collection (1891-2000), held by the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, comprises 1.75 linear feet of images and negatives of the Rauh and Floersheim family and friends. This collection also contains several portrait albums compiled by the Floersheim family in the mid to late nineteenth century. Further, the collection contains photographs of Pittsburgh dignitaries, artists, and of the Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital. Photographs of note include several autographed portraits including that of Ida Tarbell and of several conductors and musicians who appeared at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, including Eugene Goossens, Yehudi Menuhin, and Percy Grainger.

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