Pittsburgh Photographic Library Collection

What's online?

Selected images from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library Collection that highlight the redevelopment of Pittsburgh dating from the early 1950s.

What's in the entire collection?

This Pittsburgh Photographic Library Collections contains over 18,000 images from a photography project initiated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development to highlight the redevelopment of Downtown Pittsburgh during the early 1950’s. The project's photographers were assigned to specific areas and events in order to capture the transition from old to new, and the social and cultural activities surrounding it. Under the direction of photo documentalist Roy Stryker, the collection includes images from photographers: Harold Corsini, Clyde Hare, Esther Bubley, Elliott Erwitt, James Blair, Richard Saunders, and Regina Fisher. To use the images beyond educational purposes, please contact Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at 412.622.3114 or info@carnegielibrary.org. Read more...

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