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Evening Penny Press Co. Employees
Date:
Circa 1890
Creator:
N/A
Collection #:
GPC-B16-F42
Process/Size:
Gelatin Silver Print/6.5" x 8.5"

Description:
Employees of the Evening Penny Press Company, one of Pittsburgh's evening newspapers, in front of its building at 4400 Center Avenue in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh

Notes:
The Evening Penny Press eventually became known as the Pittsburgh Press. In the period following the First World War, Pittsburgh was a city with many newspapers. Publishers banded together and discontinued the Dispatch and Leader newspapers and divided their circulation among the Post, the Sun, the Press, the Gazette Times and Chronicle-Telegraph. In 1924 the Pittsburgh Press was sold to the Scripps-Howard syndicate and in 1927 William Randolph Hearst purchased the Gazette Times and the Chronicle-Telegraph.

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