Pittsburgh Then and Now

Take a tour of early 20th century Pittsburgh.
November 15, 2018, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Some things stand the test of time.

John Hamilton presents an interactive feature that digs into the Pittsburgh City Photographer collection, which includes 150,000 photos taken over 120 years.

"Held by the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the collection preserves photos and negatives created from 1890 to 2002 and hosts almost 15,000 images in a searchable online database," explains Hamilton. "Most of the photos were captured by photographers working for the city’s Division of Photography, which received assignments from various departments."

The interactive gallery includes photos that swipe from historic to contemporary, allowing instantaneous, side-by-side comparison. Photos of the 1907 Federal Street Flood, Motor Square Garden in 1937, Polish Hill in 1937, and lots more.

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Published on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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