Category Archives: Digital Collections

Two New Digital Image Collections

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives recently posted two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh: The Congregation B’nai Israel Photographs and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspector Photographs. The Congregation B’nai Israel photographs contain 89 images dating from c.1920 … Continue reading

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Personal Digital Archiving Workshop

When visiting my grandparents as a child, it was always a special thrill to look at photograph albums from years past or to watch old home movies projected in a darkened room.  Family treasures such as these are often stored … Continue reading

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The Heinz History Center on Historypin

Earlier this year, the Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives launched a page on Historypin, a website that allows users to upload historic images and place them in Google Maps.  Images taken at the street level can also be … Continue reading

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New Image Collections Added to Historic Pittsburgh

Two new image collections were recently added to Historic Pittsburgh: the Fuchs Family Photographs and the Richard E. Rauh Photographs. The Fuchs Family Photographs, consisting of 25 images, primarily depict cadets from St. Joseph’s Junior Military School as well as … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Landslides

With its many hills and unstable geology, Pittsburgh is one of the most landslide-prone cities in the United States.  I found this out soon after moving here, when I awoke to the disturbing news that there had been a landslide … Continue reading

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The Lower Hill District, before and after the Civic Arena

The fate of the Civic Arena continues to be a contentious issue, due in part to the devastating effect the facility’s construction had on the Lower Hill District neighborhood.  A recent feature on The Pittsburgh Post Gazette‘s website overlays a … Continue reading

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New images added to Historic Pittsburgh

The Library and Archives recently posted two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh: the Dorsey-Turfley Family Photographs and the Seder Family Photographs. The Dorsey-Turfley Family Photographs document several generations of the two families as well as African American sports teams … Continue reading

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