Yinzburgh
The Miniature Railroad & Village train exhibition at Carnegie Science Center recently opened a new display entitled
"Yinzburgh: An Exibition of Photographic Images from Melting Pot Pittsburgh." The photographic presentation features
images of Pittsburghers from the late 1800s to the 1930s, and is a collaboration with Photo Antiquities Museum of
Photographic History.
The exhibition is a collection of enlarged reproductions that are arranged in 12 window bays positioned outside of the
Miniature Railroad. "Yinzburgh" also features two visually interactive photo collages. In Find Your Relatives, visitors scan
unidentified photos of Pittsburghers in hopes of finding distant family members. In Be a Picture Detective, visitors will use
their observation skills to answer questions relating to the photographs. In Evey Picture Tells a Story, selected staff at the
Carnegie Science Center and Photo Antiquities included a family photograph along with a narrative on their own family's
history.
Definition of Yinzburgh:
Yinz-(Irish)(Second person plural) from the greater Pittsburgh dialect, plural of 'you', or 'you ones'. It is equivalent to y'all' of
the southern US. Its origin is Irish, and came into common use with the immigration of the Scotch/Irish people to western
Pennsylvania.
Burgh-(German)-City or town.
~ Museum of Photographic History ~
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
(412) 231-7881
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
THE ONLY MUSEUM LIKE IT IN THE U.S.!
Carnegie Science Center

In 1996, the Carnegie Science Center's Miniature
Railroad and Village added a miniature Photo
Antiquities store front and a photographer to its
exhibit. The animated Photo Antiquities photographer
takes pictures, complete with a blinking light for flash.
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CAMERAS!
PHOTO ANTIQUITIES changes its focus from the thousands of photographs to the thousands of different cameras it has on
display starting March 1. Cameras and the famous photos they took positioned with them, will be displayed together for the
first time. Such as Iwo Jima flag raising Graphlex, copy of  Daguerre's first camera ever,  James Bond's mini Minox spy unit,
the Big Bertha that caught Bill Mazeroski rounding third base in 1960 Winning Series and so on. Usual hours, 10 to 5 except
Sundays and Tuesdays, located at 531 East Ohio St., North Side; groups for tours welcomed with evening hours.
Admission $10 discounted to $8 for students, seniors, and group rates. Call 412-231-7881.
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 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.
North Side owner trying to keep focus on camera craftsmanship...
By Bob Karlovits
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bruce Klein is turning to the cameras of the past as digital photography moves constantly into the future.
“As people take more and more digital photographs,� Klein says, “they use cameras made of plastic. Cameras that are tiny little things. They have lost
sight of the craftsmanship that once went into making a camera.�
The emphasis on digital equipment of all sorts — from cameras to phones — has developed an interest in hardware that he thinks might spur interest in his
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History on the North Side.
He hopes such an increased interest could generate financial or leadership support to drive Photo Antiquities to a site on nearby Madison Street. In 2011, he
began a drive to enlist help that would allow the shift from the current 1,500-square-foot display and archive site to about 12,000 square feet.
The effort has faltered, he says. He hopes the change in focus to tours at the museum would give it some life.
Tours run from an hour to 90 minutes, he says, and can be customized to individual interests, looking at either equipment or the collection of antique
photographs in the museum.
Because he is the owner of Bernie's Camera just doors away, and does speaking engagements on a variety of photo topics, he suggests arranging tour visits
ahead of time.
“If you have set it up, it will happen,� he says. “But if you just stop in, I might not be here.�
One of the newer features of tours at the museum is a display of about 500 movie cameras. The assortment fills the greater part of a room with 8 millimeter,
Super 8 and 16mm devices the everyday photographer would use, as well as a 35mm projector that could be carried to sites to show movies.

Interest in movie cameras has increased recently because of the number of films shot in this area, he says. Members of those film crews have visited.

But the camera collection is filled with many standouts:
• 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-wining home run in 1960.

The tale of the equipment is only one form of history Klein emphasizes in the tours, he says.
“People now store away their photos on a computer, but what happens when a computer crashes?� he asks. “We are not only losing images, we are
losing history.�
He recommends printing important photos — and doing that job on archival paper — to keep those bits of history. Contacts on memory cards corrode, and
equipment changes, he says, making such backups somewhat faulty.
“Nothing is better than printing,� he says.
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