#Pixburgh: Be a Part of History!

This post is part of an ongoing series seeking images and documents in connection with the upcoming #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience exhibition opening this fall at the Heinz History Center. Read all posts related to the project by searching the #pixburgh tag on our blog.

Have you ever wanted to be part of an exhibit at the Heinz History Center? If so, this may be your chance.

In anticipation of the upcoming #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience exhibition, museum curators and researchers have been exploring the Detre Library & Archives for great historic images of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Inside the exhibit, we’ll provide views of the history of the region—its people, neighborhoods, and events—from the advent of photography in the 1840s through today. While we have many great archival collections and stories to share, we’ve also identified some areas where we could use your assistance in augmenting our current holdings.

Over the next few months, we’ll blog about some of the subjects on which we would like to enhance our collection. We’d appreciate it if you’d help spread the word and let us know if you, your family, or friends have photographs, documents, or other archival material you’d be willing to donate.

Stay tuned for blog posts on the Strip District, outdoor recreation in Western Pennsylvania, saloons, bars, entertainment venues, and more.

William Wylie and fellow hunters pose at Hoover Farm in Elk County, 1905. Margaret Pearson Bothwell Collection, MFF 2275, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
William Wylie and fellow hunters pose at Hoover Farm in Elk County, 1905. Margaret Pearson Bothwell Collection, MFF 2275, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Friends gather in Joe G’s bar in East Liberty, 1953. Helen Wilson Photo Collection, 1999.0142, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Friends gather in Joe G’s bar in East Liberty, 1953. Helen Wilson Photo Collection, 1999.0142, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Damaged Pies performing at the Electric Banana, 1990. Stephen Bodner Papers and Photographs, acc. 2016.0090, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Damaged Pies performing at the Electric Banana, 1990. Stephen Bodner Papers and Photographs, acc. 2016.0090, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Frank Crisanti and his huckster wagon, c. 1920. Crisanti Family Photographs, 1995.0360, Italian American Collection, Heinz History Center.
Frank Crisanti and his huckster wagon, c. 1920. Crisanti Family Photographs, 1995.0360, Italian American Collection, Heinz History Center.

2 thoughts on “#Pixburgh: Be a Part of History!

  1. How can I donate some items? I have my Fathers dress parade firemans uniform from Rankin in the late 40’s and 50’s and his casual firemans coat from Murrysville fire department. I may also have some photo’s and other items. you can contact me at joanneshelby@verizon.net.

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