Thank you all!
In 3 days we've gone from 23% to 82%!
We have $100 left to go (finally a round number), and I'd love to break the funding goal by noon today.
Can we get 10 people to give $10 each? Most of you reading this have already given, but spread the word if you can.
Any contributions over $10 get a 4x6 print (or larger, if your contribution is larger) of this image of Central Park. ONLY until noon today.
This is the last Friday of this project's run!
Special gifts today through Sunday are:
$15 or more gets you a 4x6 print of the city, $40 or more gets you an 8x10.
Want a different image? Poke around here and let me know what you'd like to have!
The ultimate goal of this project is to enhance our knowledge & understanding of southwestern PA's industrial history.
If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you've probably heard of Carrie Furnace (across the river from the Waterfront), and the Eliza Furnace from the "Eliza Furnace Trail"--the furnace that supplied the hot metal across the Hot Metal Bridge.
The ones you probably haven't heard of are Edith, Anne, Isabella, Lucy. These were other furnaces at the steel mills in the area. There was also Dorothy 6 -- the #6 furnace at the Duquesne Works. One of the largest built in the world, it was the pride of the plant.
The workers at Duquesne works were so proud of their plant that when it was being shut down, they tried to purchase the plant from the steel company to continue, worker-supported, the steel operations. The deal fell through at the last minute, but that kind of pride in your work is something that's hard to forget.
Another lady in the area is the Schenley Brewery -- named for Mary Schenley who sold them the land to build the brewery. It's still sticking around, if a little run down.
Just some thoughts for the day. 7 days left -- please support this effort to document our industrial history before it's gone.
We're 2/3 of the way through the project, and only about 1/3 funded.
That's no fun at all!
So, we're pulling out the big (ish) guns today only:
$15 or more gets you a 4x6 print of the 6th, 7th, 9th street bridges, in addition to any backer rewards.
$40 or more gets you a 5x18 panorama print of the very industrial Bruno & Neville Islands, in addition to any backer rewards.
pledged of $571 goal
seconds to go
Sep 29, 2010 - Oct 29, 2010 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you twitter post from @pgh_i_h on Twitter, and the knowledge you're supporting a great project!
Pledge $9 or more
A postcard from Pittsburgh, PA, and a thank you tweet from @pgh_i_h (and of course, the knowledge that you're supporting a great project!)
Pledge $12 or more
A thank you tweet from @pgh_i_h AND a 2.25" button that says "I helped buy a helicopter!"
Pledge $20 or more
A 5x7 print of any photo from the project, deliverable once the project is completed.
Pledge $25 or more
Any 5x7 print from the project, and a hand written thank you note on my airship stationery. The 5x7 print will be mailed after the project is complete, but the note immediately after the project closes, AND a 2.25" button that says "I helped buy a helicopter!"
Pledge $50 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
If you live within Allegheny County, PA, I'll come photograph your house or business with my shiny new helicopter.
Pledge $75 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
If you live within 100 miles driving distance of Pittsburgh, PA, I'll come photograph your house or business with my shiny new helicopter.
Pledge $75 or more
2 backers Limited (1 of 3 left)
"Silver sponsorship" -- any 8x10 print of a project photo, deliverable once the project is completed, and a 115px square logo & link on the project homepage at http://pittsburgh.benpeoples.com/
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
"Gold sponsorship" -- any 8x10 print of a project photo, deliverable once the project is completed, and a 225px square logo & link on the project homepage at http://pittsburgh.benpeoples.com/ AND a signed copy of the project coffee table book.