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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

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Address: 531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
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+1 412-231-7881
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Picture Perfect !

Photo Antiquities is a most interesting museum featuring several rooms/displays of vintage photographic images and equipment. A docent gives a brief history of early photo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary M
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Johnstown,Pa
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Johnstown,Pa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Photo Antiquities is a most interesting museum featuring several rooms/displays of vintage photographic images and equipment. A docent gives a brief history of early photo techniques and then you are free to explore several rooms of old photos and cameras. Questions are welcomed. This small museum offers something for photography buffs as well as the general public. The old photos... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating place to spend hours learning about the history of photography! The collection of photos and cameras is large and documents the earliest days of picture taking. The doscents are very knowledgeable and eager to tell their stories. Highly recommended. Call ahead if you have large groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a short walk from Downtown Pittsburgh was a nice walk and got around without any problems. We first visited the camera shop next door where we inquired about the tour, did not require a reservation. Would just suggest checking hours of operation before hand. Owner took us through the museum himself and sat and spoke with us for over... More 

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Thank Taylor S
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This institution is well worth visiting. My first visit had been in 2004 while a single student in Pittsburgh. This time I brought my wife and she was amazed at the photos and photographic technology on display. Frank, our tour guide, knew his stuff.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The first day I walked over here it was all closed up and i figured out that the folks in the Bernie's Photo Center a few doors down ran the place. I talked to a guy about it and he told me there was an illness in the family and that I should come back. I came back the next... More 

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1 Thank DanielTripper
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Allegheny City is the oldest part of Pittsburgh, having been annexed in 1907, after a bitter fight, and thereafter referred to as Pittsburgh's North Side. The community is filled with many attractions--the Warhol Museum, the Nation al Aviarythe Children's Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center among others. One of the most fascinating, in my book is the easily overlooked Photo... More 

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1 Thank Gwynne M
Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Pittsburgher, born and raised, and can't believe it took me this long to go. Just when I think I've seen it all, I find this gem! Not only are there permanent exhibits about the history and art / science of the photographic process and plenty of examples, but there are rotating exhibits as well. I got to see some very... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place was very neat! Something for everyone and so much to see! Plan on going a few times to get an even deeper look at what is in the collection.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Honestly, I don't know why more people don't know about this museum! Not only is it located on a main street on the North Side, but it's WELL worth the visit! I've never been to such a small museum that had such a plethora of interesting artifacts! Bruce who provided us with a tour was not only knowledgeable but clearly... More 

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Thank littlebridget
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museums was awesome! Absolutely worth a visit. I am currently taking a class on early photographs and film and this visit not only helped me in my class but I was beyond fascinated and definitely plan on visiting again. I took the tour that was offered, Frank was fantastic, he taught me a ton plus was willing to answer... More 

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