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Immigrant Customers, 1855 Through the Early 1900s



Pittsburgh, it is said, is a lunch pail kind of town.  Plain, proud, strong, hard-working.  For more than a century, the region supplied the glass, coal and steel for much of the nation.
 
In the 1800s and early 1900s, Pittsburgh's industrial growth attracted large numbers of immigrants, who were looking for work, opportunity and liberty in America.
 
Dollar Bank's immigrant depositors from this era reflect the city's own immigrant history, a history rich with vibrant ethnic communities and unique neighborhoods. 


Patterns of Immigrant Customers Over the Decades

A survey of Dollar Bank's savings account ledgers demonstrates the evolving patterns of immigration among our customers from 1855 through the 1920s.  Learn more>>


Stories of Dollar Bank's Immigrant Customers

Meet some of the men and women who came from all over the world to Pittsburgh in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and opened accounts with Dollar Bank.  Learn more>>
 

Where They Came From

Dollar Bank's early immigrant customers came from more than four dozen countries.  Learn more>>




 
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