Tapping the Heat at Night



Tapping the Heat at Night


Dorothy Lauretta Everett
McKeesport, Pennsylvania 1909-1980?


oil on canvas


36.25 x 30.25 in.


McKeesport was a nationally important steel manufacturing town on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh and home to the National Tube Works, a subsidiary of U. S. Steel. National Tube was once the world’s largest producer of steel tubes used for gas, steam, water mains, flagpoles, and almost fifty other types of tubes. In 1935, steel mills in McKeesport were using open hearth, Bessemer, and electric furnace methods to produce welded and seamless steel pipe.

Everett grew up in McKeesport. She graduated with honors from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1932. After graduation, she studied watercolor painting in Maine before returning to McKeesport to establish her studio on Versailles Avenue and work fulltime as an artist.




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