Night Life in Homestead at Midnight, 1908, by Lewis Wickes Hine.
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Image of townspeople along the street.

Credit: George Eastman House

In 1908, Homestead, with a population of 25,000, supported more than 50 saloons and other drinking places. This photograph, by famed reform photographer Lewis Hine, appeared in Homestead: The Households of a Milltown (1910), a case study of ninety Homestead households conducted by Margaret Byington as part of the Pittsburgh Survey, a pioneering investigation of working and health conditions.

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