A view of Old Main and South Hall.A view of Old Main and South Hall.

Donora Digital Collection: Businessmen, Founders, and Citizens

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Left:   Youngful picture of William H. Donner, founder of Donora and President of the Union Improvement Company.
Right: Nora McMullen Mellon as the young English bride of Andrew Mellon.

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Left:      Andrew Mellon, c1928.
Center: William H. Donner in his later years, c1948.
Right:   1987 publication showing William H. Donner, c1930.

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Left:   A framed photo of John G. Parke, Donora's first public planner/city engineer.
Right: A blue cyanotype of John G. Parke, Donora's first public planner/city engineer.

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Left:      A drawing of Henry Clay Frick.
Center: A photo of Henry Clay Frick.  Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Right:   Henry Clay Frick posing.

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Left:      Colonel James M. Schoonmaker.
Center: Publication announcing Col. Schoonmaker's role in a Pittsburgh parade under the Military Order of Loyal Legion.
Right:   Painting of Col. Schoonmaker's famous charge at Winchester, VA while in the PA calvary.

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Photo:  Col. Schoonmaker's burial plot at Homewood Cemetary.

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Images: Philander Knox, a Brownsville resident who became a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.

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Left:   Rebecca Donora Castner, the first child born in the borough of Donora, PA.
Right: Postcard of four men in hats and bow-ties, c1910.

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Left:      Andrew W. Mellon and Ogden Mills, 1927.  Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Center: Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Philander Knox, and Joseph Cannon, March 4, 1921.  Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Right:   J. Seller's McKee.

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Photo: U.S. Board of Health in-house interview by visiting nurse following the October 1948 Smog Incident.