"A Plan for Parks and Boulevards," Glass Slide, Harrisburg Park Commission, circa 1904.
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Glass Slide, Harrisburg Park Commission, "A Plan for Parks and Boulevards,– circa 1900.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

To build the support needed to pressure Harrisburg city government to invest in civic improvements, Mira Lloyd Dock and J. Horace McFarland gave public lectures using glass slides to expose the city's "hideous conditions" and show their plans for "beautification" of the city.

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