Vintage Photos at Random

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Kitty
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:12 pm

Here's an awesome panorama of Pittsburgh in 1908. So much to look at in this picture!

http://www.shorpy.com/node/23011
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:43 pm

That is an great photo. I'm continually amazed at how they had the infrastructure and technology to go that high with the buildings in 1908. Wouldn't you like to go back in time and stroll around?

Over on the right side, I wonder what that row of pointed objects is atop the hill off in the distance to the left of Bailey-Farrell.

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:21 am

I'd love to look around and walk along the street in this picture!

I posted that wondering under the photo. Hopefully someone can answer!
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:10 pm

You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 pm

Cool! Thanks! Isn't that strange the way they're jammed together like that with nothing but bare ground surrounding them. I wonder if any of those are still there. In fact, I wonder how many of the buildings period in that photo are still there. It would be interesting to see a 2018 photo made from the exact same perspective.

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