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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
+1 412-231-7881
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A walk through the history of photography

This little known museum houses one of the largest collection of photography equipment and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
Small but full of history

I've visited the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photography twice and found it very interesting. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Torrie N
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photograph History exhibits the history of photography from 1821-present.There are rotating exhibits as well as permanent exhibits.There is over 2000 cameras on display and the new exhibit is Lincoln in Pittsburgh which opened May 2017-April 2018.
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531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
+1 412-231-7881
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This little known museum houses one of the largest collection of photography equipment and processes from the mid-1800's

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photography twice and found it very interesting. You can learn how cameras and photography have evolved, see some old antique cameras as well as old photographs, some rather odd, many very interesting. For such a small place it...More

Thank Torrie N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have to agree with Halsterius, who only saw the room with photos of Lincoln -- and a collection of cameras on four or five high shelves. The man behind the counter took my admission fee, introduced the Lincoln collection (which will be on display...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

First, stop at Arnold's Tea across the street. Drinks, air and bathroom available. My GPS dragged me all over to get me here. It's not in the fanciest part of town. On street parking, bring quarters or the App. The rooms are well kept and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you want to see a great collection of very old photographs of a historical nature you should visit.

Thank hedelman4
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were looking for something to do with our out -of-town guest who have been to Pittsburgh dozens of times. None of us have ever been to this place. My husband and I pass it often,when we drive through that neighborhood. We called ahead, as...More

Thank Janis R
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were in town for baseball and didn't call in advance. The museum wasn't open but Frank opened it up for us since we were only in town that day. It was so much fun, we learned so much. I was so excited to see...More

1  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend had some time to spare and we came across the museum! What a treasure of American history and photographic history! This is a must see if you like old photographs and Lincoln. We had a great time and the staff were...More

1  Thank John_pr-int
Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you like history, this is the place for you to go. Right now the exhibit was all about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Fabulous photos of him and his family. Lots of historical facts and information. Small museum full of...More

1  Thank robertgZ751TN
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A little known museum attached to a photo store, you might not even know it exists. I do have to say that it was a very fascinating exhibit and was well worth the visit. You find housed many old photographs, cameras, etc. with some dating...More

Thank joemess
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