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A People’s History of Pgh
May 29, 2015, 6:56 AM
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A People's History of Pittsburgh, Spaces Corners 2015

A People’s History of Pittsburgh, Spaces Corners 2015

I think my mother would be surprised (and secretly pleased) to see a photo of her with her friends published in A People’s History of Pittsburgh: Volume One. As I’ve written in various blog posts, she hid her photos away for so many years, even she may have forgotten all the memories packed away in those boxes. The book is part of the Now See This  project through Hillman Photography Initiative, and it’s a great collection of vernacular photography edited in the context of  Pittsburgh and its many facets by Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar. Click here to see more of the project and to submit your family photos.

r. my mother and her friends, 1970s

r. my mother and her friends, 1970s

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I love this post. It’s made me happy.

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Comment by Bill

aw,thanks dude! xo

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Comment by Lisa

Yay mama!

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Comment by jschreckengost

This is all kinds of awesome, Lisa.

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Comment by John

Thanks,John. The book is full of amazing photos, so she’s in good company :).

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Comment by Lisa

That is fantastic. Another friend of mine also has a photo in there. It is nice to see people I know weaving the narrative. Congrats!

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Comment by motherblue212

Thank you! I love seeing people’s names I know too and wondering which photo belongs to whom. You need to submit some of yours for the next volume – do it!

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