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Smoke and Smog

Photo showing the Donora-Webster Bridge going across the Monongahela RiverView from Dave Ceccone's backyard at 457 3rd St, 1943-1955.

Left:   Photo showing the Donora-Webster Bridge going across the Monongahela River
Right: View from Dave Ceccone's backyard at 457 3rd St, 1943-1955.

The mill's elevated monorail used to import coke; Webster, PA is in the background.The mill's elevated monorail used to import coke; Webster, PA is in the background.

Both: Images of the mill's elevated monorail used to import coke; Webster, PA is in the background.

Smokey blast furnace.The Wire Mill, Donora, PA, taken by Bruce Dresbach in 1910.

Left:   Smokey blast furnace.
Right: The Wire Mill, Donora, PA, taken by Bruce Dresbach in 1910.  Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Smoke from the mill, a view from Webster, PA.American Steel and Wire Company's open hearth releasing smoke.

Left:   Smoke from the mill, a view from Webster, PA.
Right: American Steel and Wire Company's open hearth releasing smoke.

Smoke stack construction.A smog filled McKean Ave. during lunch time with

Left:   Smoke stack construction.
Right: A smog filled McKean Ave. during lunch time with "The Famous" men's store on the left, 1948.

The Zinc Works, view from between 10th and 11th streets. Municipal Building is to the right.

Photo: The Zinc Works, view from between 10th and 11th streets.  Municipal Building is to the right.

A Department of Defense 1941 photo.Map of 18 of the 1948 deaths in relation to the mills.

Left:   A Department of Defense 1941 photo.
Right: Map of 18 of the 1948 deaths in relation to the mills.

1940 Charles Shinn aeriel drawing of Donora, showing locations of 1948 deaths.Smoke stacks and railroad trains.

Left:   1940 Charles Shinn aeriel drawing of Donora, showing locations of 1948 deaths.
Right: Smoke stacks and railroad trains.

Blast Furnace.Three photos from the same location showing smog differences.

Left:   Blast Furnace.
Right: Three photos from the same location showing smog differences.

A Postcard of the largest Zinc Works factory in the world.

Left:   A "Grand View" of the American Steel and Wire Company's Blast Furnace in front of a horse and wagon.
Right: Postcard of the largest Zinc Works factory in the world.

William Whigham steam engine in the Monongahela River.Machine spewing smoke inside the mill.

Left:   William Whigham steam engine in the Monongahela River.
Right: Machine spewing smoke inside the mill.

Illustration of the fumes from the zinc making process.Zinc worker at the spelter drawing near retorts.

Left:   Illustration of the fumes from the zinc making process.
Right: Zinc worker at the spelter drawing near retorts.