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Occupations of Pittsburgh - in 1844

New to the archive, a book listing all Pittsburgh businesses in 1844, just before the Great Fire.  It's from the personal collection of John Quincy Adams.
There were as many umbrella makers as there were plumbers and undertakers!
The list of taverns goes on for another page...

There appears to have been more than one African Literary Institute:
Not from the book, but an illustration from 1843: