Wilmerding, PA 1904

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Elder’s Guild, I found this great little film from Wilmerding in 1904. I always take the train when I travel to New York, and the view from the train seems very much the same today.

“In 1904, filmmaker G.W. “Billy” Bitzer of the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company came to Westinghouse Works to document the innovators of the day (and be one himself with his camera). My great-grandfather worked at Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding at the time. Wilmerding had a population of 5,000 back then. In the 2000 census there were just over 2,000 residents.”

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