What Mr. Carnegie Did for You

The name “Carnegie” is everywhere in Pittsburgh: four museums, libraries everywhere, a great university, among other things. Just how much did Andrew Carnegie spend on gifts to the people of Pittsburgh? A 1915 guide to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon) tallies it up:

It sounds like quite a bit of money. But how much was that worth in 1915? The same guide gives us an interesting point of comparison:

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