~ Museum of Photographic History ~
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
(412) 231-7881
Photo Antiquities
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History offers a
history lesson on photography. The Museum, designed in the
Victorian style with period music playing in the background,
lends to the feeling of being in another era, enhancing the journey
into the past.
Photo Antiquities is dedicated to the preservation, presentation
and education of the history of photography. The museum's
collection includes cameras, images and accessories that capture
the earliest days of photography. Follow the history of
photography with a guided tour, from the Daguerreotype c. 1839
(the first commercially viable photographic image produced onto
a silver coated copper plate) to present day digital photography.
The photographs on this site are in the Photo Antiquities Museum
of Photographic History's archival collection.
Photo Antiquities Museum of Pittsburg
See photos like these in their original form!
Plus the largest collection of cameras anywhere!
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-7881
Adults $10.00
Senior Citizens (65) $8.00
Students & Children (5-12) $8.00
(Children <5 are Free!)
Museum Members Free
Sorry, no handicap accessability.
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-231-7881 (Phone)
412-231-1217 (Fax)
The Museum
The Museum is open Mondays and Wednesdays thru Saturday,
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Museum is closed on Sundays,
Tuesdays and all major holidays.
Guided tours are given on every visit. Our exhibits change
monthly and we have the largest collection of antique cameras
along with African American, Civil War, Native American and
Pittsburgh/Allegheny City Images.
From Out of the Past...
We offer the region's finest display of antique cameras, vintage photographs and photographic viewing
devices. Designed in the Victorian style, Photo Antiquities preserves and exhibits the history of
photography from 1839 to 1939. Examples of our collections include:
• A daguerreotype-like camera in wood and brass from 1839;
• A wall-full of 35mm cameras that marches through the histories of manufacturers
such as Canon, Nikon and Minolta;
• A 700mm Graflex that was mounted at Forbes Field in Oakland and captured shots
of Bill Mazeroski's World Series-winning home run in 1960.
We also have images of The Civil War, Native Americans, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the United
States, Asia, and Europe.
We hope you become a new friend of ours and we look forward to meeting you. Remember, together we
can continue to build a visionary organization dedicated to the history of photography for the purpose of
preserving the past, while educating present and future generations.
Copyright Notice
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You may not alter, manipulate, add to or delete an image or any part of an image.
Copyright for all the images remains with Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History.