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January 20, 2016

The Secret History of a Famous Westinghouse Photograph

One of the most recognizable images of George Westinghouse Jr. depicts the inventor and businessman seated at a drafting board, a piece of paper in front of him and glasses perched on his nose. Read the story behind the photograph as the Library & Archives explores the secret history of this famous photograph.

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January 13, 2016

Go Outside and Play!

In turn of the century Pittsburgh, many children, especially in the poorer sections of the city, had no green space in which to play and when taken to a playground, didn’t know what to do. In this Food & Fitness blog, learn how Pittsburgh transformed its urban areas and provided outdoor space for children.

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December 9, 2015

Holiday Windows in Downtown Pittsburgh

What are your favorite holiday memories? For many Pittsburghers, a visit to the animated windows of the city’s department stores once defined the holiday season. Through the 1980s, Kaufmann’s, Joseph Horne Company, Gimbels, and, until 1958, Boggs & Buhl on the Northside, competed furiously to unveil the “must see” windows of the year.

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