James Benney Photographs

What's online?

The James Benney III online collection contains images from circa 1888-1989 depicting homes, churches, buildings, and street scenes. Images were selected that show diverse scenes of daily life of ordinary people, including both urban scenes of downtown Pittsburgh and the rural residential areas of the Emsworth community and Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, comprises 100 images taken around 1889 by James Benney. A note on the back of one of the photographs in the collection states, "James Benney 1889 taker of the pictures Third generation of James Benney's."

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