Pittsburgh Throwback

Pittsburgh.net is excited to provide unique snapshots of regional and local Pittsburgh history.  You may still recognize some of these places while traveling around town, throughout Pittsburgh's countryside and neighborhoods,  while some have long since fallen into history's Mystic Chords of Memory.

Images as cataloged in the United States Library of Congress




The Bleachers, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pa. c.1900
(Library of Congress)


Miss Pittsburgh at Atlantic City  c.1900
(Library of Congress)


Pie Traynor Pittsburgh Pirates
Pie Traynor 1920
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A bus ready to leave the Greyhound terminal. c1943.
(Library of Congress)




The beginning of the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, Pa. c1919 Dec. 31. - The Point
(Library of Congress)



Wonderland, Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh, Pa. circa 1906
(Library of Congress)





Homemade swimming pool for steelworkers' children, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania circa1938
( Library of Congress)




Ft. Pitt Block House c1963 ( Library of Congress)


Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Station, Smithfield & Carson Streets   (Grand Concourse at Station Square) 





Allegheny County Jail ( Library of Congress)


Fred Dunlap, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, baseball card portrait
1887-1890


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Photograph shows a reading room filled with children and young adults in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie library circa 1900. Creating the first fully developed children's department in 1899 is one of the historic milestones claimed by the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library. (library of Congress)


Pittsburgh Steel
Machining the "skeleton" of a waterwheel generator at the East Pittsburgh Works of the Westinghouse electric and manufacturing company for the Watts Bar project of the Tennessee valley authority project which will supply power to aluminum, aircraft, and other war-busy industrial plants in that area.
(Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress)

Pittsburgh Steel
Making Bessemer steel at Pittsburgh - the converters at work / drawn by Charles Graham c1886 April 10.
( Library of Congress)


Al. P. Leifield/George Gibson, Pittsburgh Pirates, baseball card portrait 1912
(Library of Congress)

Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Miners waiting to go underground c1942
(Library of Congress)



Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania c1909.
(Library of Congress)


The Point - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania c1900-1915
(Library of Congress)



Levee from Smithfield Street Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1900-1915
(Library of Congress)