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
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
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
Burgh-(German)-City or town.
|~ Museum of Photographic History ~
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
|531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
|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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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.