Vintage Photos of Pittsburgh’s First Snow Plows

Plows were attached to asphalt trucks, but most of the snow was still removed the hard way: with shovels.

Dec. 6, 1914. Photos courtesy of Archives Service Center/University of Pittsburgh

Liberty Avenue, March 5, 1917


Liberty Avenue, March 5, 1917


Liberty Avenue, Jan. 16, 1917


Penn Avenue, March 5, 1917


Snow hauled away in horse-drawn carts. Jan. 16, 1917


Webster Avenue, Jan. 16, 1917

H/T to The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh for the find. 



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