(Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.)


Pittsburgh was also a city he knew very well, and where one of the main charms lay in the fact that the Fort Pitt hotel was close to a burlesque show:
Every street in Pittsburgh, every bridge across her rivers - for she is, as you are aware, almost an island, an island of iron, such as might have been built by Hephaestus - has had the Inferno-Purgatorio-Paradiso scoriatings, brandings, embalmings of the divine farce of an arch-puppet's battle with himself inscribed in bloody tokens all over its pavements and over all the lintels of its doors.(Autobiography)