[full_page_layout]The Post-Gazette’s Top 50 in Business series includes a profile of our work on the PNC site. The article also includes pictures and a video interview with Christine Davis who talks about what was found at the site.
When archaeologist Christine Davis excavated the C. Yeager & Company shaft on a wintry morning last year, many of the original items were, to great surprise, still intact. An English-made porcelain statue of Gen. George McClellan, the Union commander sacked by President Lincoln in 1862; a French-made, beehive-shaped garniture, or ornament, studded with liquid-gold flowers; a cup believed to have been made for Pittsburgh’s centennial anniversary in 1858; and the head of a rosy-cheeked porcelain doll made in the 1850s by Germany’s Kestner & Co., its hair the color of black ink, its lips red and eyes wide open.
Photo Credit: V. W. H. Campbell, Post-Gazette