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The Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections site provides access to over 32,500 visual images from 71 collections held by the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham University Archives, the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Monroeville Historical Society, Northland Public Library, Oakmont Carnegie Library, Pitcairn Historical Society, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, Point Park University, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Archives, and the Historical Society of Upper St. Clair. To learn more about the original grant project (2001-2004), please review About the Image Collections.

The wide range of photographs offer a compelling and comprehensive look at how Pittsburghers lived and worked in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Selected from dozens of photographic collections, the images visually record the cultural, educational, and social development of the greater Pittsburgh region, as well as its urban structures, regional landscapes, and multifarious transportation methods. The images portray Pittsburgh's diverse workforce, industries, public schools, ethnic communities, and civic renaissance of the mid-1940s up until the early 2000s.


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This project was initially funded by a 2002 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To learn more, read About the Image Collections, including technical information and guidelines used by the partners.

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