Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States and the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of 302,971 residents lives within the city limits as of the 2020 US Census, making it the 68th-largest city in the U.S. and the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia. The PittsburghContinue reading “63 Vintage Photographs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1900s & 1910s”
In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and a prosperous city, Johnstown, is nearly wiped off the face of the earth. Johnstown, located at the confluence of the Little Conemaugh River and Stony Creek, was 14 miles downstream from LakeContinue reading “The Johnstown Flood – 27 Vintage Photos of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes”
These glass negatives are wedding photos that were captured in the Lehighton, Packerton and Jim Thorp (Mauch Chunk), Pennsylvania area by photographer Ephraim E. Rinker (1886-1950) from between the 1920s and 1930s.
Created in 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either after the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England, York County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is York. York County comprises the York-Hanover, PennsylvaniaContinue reading “50 Beautiful Color Photos Show Life in York County, Pennsylvania During the 1950s”
In 1942, Office of War Information photographer John Collier visited the Montour No. 4 Mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Montour No. 4 was a mine for bituminous coal, one of the most volatile forms, requiring the miners to vigilantly monitor for the presence of flammable gases. Collier followed the minersContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Pennsylvania Coal Miners at Work in 1942”