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Pittsburgh 1932

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US History +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This is a collection of images and documents that give historical context for the poem "Pittsburgh 1932." The poem itself tracks a city's changing economic landscape during war years and the Great Depression.

Students can use this collection directly to explore the literature and history.

Coal King Miner’s Helmet

National Museum of American History

World War I Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Pittsburgh

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hooverville

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Unemployed Rally

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Andrew William Mellon

National Portrait Gallery

Franklin D. Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Workers on the Cathedral of Learning

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"We Can Do It!"

National Museum of American History