Mrs. Pagone does her laundry, 1952.

Men’s Work/Women’s Work

Fri., May. 17
Explore the contributions of working women in the 1950s through the Pittsburgh Photographic Library.

Caption It! Contest Winners

Fri., Dec. 21
In our efforts to shed some light on hidden gems of our vast collection here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we recently selected images from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library to use in a social media game called "Caption It!" Patrons who frequent our Facebook and Instagram feeds enthusiastically submitted delightful captions and voted with their likes for the winners. Thanks to everyone who played. …

The Creation of “Intimate Moments”

Tue., Nov. 20
For the past two months, I have been lucky enough to work alongside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio to curate and develop an exhibition using photographs from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library (PPL). This collection was gathered from a photography program initiated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in the early 1950s in an attempt to document the daily life of the American…

REcollection Studio Open for Business

Mon., Sep. 25
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh believes that our community’s history and culture is important and worth preserving!  The library’s newly created REcollection Studio is our commitment to preserve your diverse voices, knowledge, and history and share your memories with family and friends. The Do-It-Yourself public digitization studio on the 3rd floor of CLP-Main provides specialized hardware and software to transfer analog material into digital formats.…