"Smokey City" by Fritz Thaulow is an interpretation of industrial Pittsburgh. Thaulow highlights the importance of the train and the mill, as well as the working class neighborhoods that many of the factory employees came from. This painting was a gift to President Roosevelt from Henry Clay Frick in 1902. TR described Thaulow as a "Scandanavian artist who could see the fierce picturesqueness of workaday Pittsburg."


  • Title: Smokey City
  • Creator: Fritz Thaulow
  • Date Created: c. 1900 - 1902
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Physical Dimensions: W 99 cm, L 81.3 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Landscape painting, Gifts to politicians
  • Contributor: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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