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Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection

What's online?

The Pittsburgh City Photographer online collection features images as commissioned by the Department of Public Works, Division of Photography, City of Pittsburgh for the years 1901-1979. The images selected for the online collection show Pittsburgh parks, recreation facilities, and athletic events as well as hospital exteriors and interiors, mayoral events, traffic situations, and general street scenes.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Archives Service Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh, comprises more than 150,000 film negatives, glass plate negatives, and photographic prints spanning the years 1890 through 2002. It is a diverse and thorough representation of neighborhoods, city growth, and cultural diversity. Read more...

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