National Geographic : 1935 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE RED AND PINK GERANIUMS AND CANNAS BLOOM IN PIIPPS CONSERVATORY GARDENS Henry Phipps, who made millions in iron and steel, devoted large sums to public benefactions. His gifts to Pittsburgh include playgrounds, reading rooms, and public baths. Buildings of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in the background recall another Pittsburgh industrial Titan. © National Geographic Society Sinlay photographs by Edwin L. Wisherd SCHENLEY PARK'S VERDURE FRAMES A MEMORIAL TO GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE The inventor, a native of New York State, was an adopted son of Pittsburgh, which has been the scene of many scientific triumphs. At first he was laughed at for his "impossible" plan to "stop a railroad train with wind," but the Westinghouse air brake became an international safeguard of life.