Pittsburgh November 21, 2016
15 Rare Photos From Pittsburgh That Will Take You Straight To The Past
Flip back through the pages of time and you’ll often be surprised at what you discover. Pittsburgh’s rich story is told through both words in history’s books and from photos of a time long gone. These 15 vintage photos from Pittsburgh will give you a unique glimpse into the city’s past.
1. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was once known as the Zoo in Highland Park. The photograph is circa 1900.
2. The Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Allegheny County Courthouse to the Old Allegheny County Jail, as captured in 1903.
3. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, Fred Clarke, poses in this 1903 photograph.
4. Pittsburgh women attend a “cooking laboratory” at Margaret Morrison Carnegie, a branch of Carnegie Mellon University for women, in 1910.
5. This portrait of a Pittsburgh coal miner was shot in 1910.
6. Pittsburghers often traveled by streetcar – like the pictured Forbes Streetcar – in 1920.
7. Pittsburghers stand atop the Alco-Westinghouse electric train in this picture captured at Pittsburgh's Westinghouse facility in 1925.
8. Customers attend to their banking needs at Dollar Savings Bank on Fourth Avenue in Pittsburgh in this snapshot from 1930.
9. A snapshot of the Wabash Bridge, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, in 1938.
10. A Greyhound employee washes a bus before it's sent on its next route in this photo from 1943.
11. An employee operates the cylinder grinding machine in Greyhound's machine shop in 1943.
12. A smoky shot of a Pittsburgh steel mill circa 1940.
13. The Basle Theatre in Washington, PA, showing Liberace's Sincerely Yours, in 1955.
14. A streetcar heads down Smithfield Street near Oliver Street in downtown Pittsburgh in 1966.
15. Taken from the Manchester Bridge, this photo captures the Point in Downtown Pittsburgh circa the 1960s.
If you like these vintage photos from Pittsburgh, take a look at these
shots of the city from 100 years ago.