Steam Shovel at Prospect Point



Steam Shovel at Prospect Point


Novelda R. Noderer
Ohio 1911-1995 Beverly, Massachusetts


oil on masonite


23.5 x 19.5 in.


Prospect Point, more commonly known as Mineral Point, an unincorporated community on the north-east edge of Johnstown, was where slag from Johnstown’s Bethlehem Steel plant was hauled by the Pennsylvania Railroad to be dumped. Johnstown was credited as the birthplace of the steel industry in the United States after Cambria Iron Works began experimenting with pneumatic steel making processes in the 1860s. Steel production continued as the dominate industry in the area through the middle of the 20th century.

Noderer grew up in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania where her father was the Chief Chemist at the Lorain Steel Company. Noderer moved to Pittsburgh to study art at Carnegie Institute of Technology. She married fellow artist Harold James Brennan and accompanied him to the Rochester Institute of Technology where he became dean.




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