On June 24, 1921, a group of children play what looks like ring–around-the-rosie at West Penn playground. Next to them, a smaller group piled into a wagon faces the photographer. It looks like most of the adults chose to stay in the shade.
In a photo taken from the opposite vantage point less than a year earlier, on July 22 1920, you can see that West Penn Park at that point was just a barren hillside. That dirt track in the foreground is 30th Street. And the smoke from the mills mostly obscures Downtown.
(Photos from the Historic Pittsburgh Image Archive)
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