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Downtown Pittsburgh Business Advertisements from 1860-1891…

Sep 10, 2019 | | 1 comment

     Ever wonder what it would look like if you took a stroll in downtown Pittsburgh in the late 1800’s?  These amazing and rare Business, Trade Advertisement Cards, from the Victorian era will give you a good mental visual of the types of businesses that actually existed.  These cards come from Northsider, Bob Blackham’s … read more

Allegheny City (Northside) Business Advertisements from 1860-1899.

Sep 5, 2019 | | Say something

. As many of you know, the Northside of Pittsburgh was once it’s own city called Allegheny until it was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1906.  It was a very large and lucrative city and contained many people.  It was so large that it had it’s own train station (Fort Wayne Depot) located … read more

Victorian Era Medicine, Tonic and Cure Advertisements 1870-1900

Aug 26, 2019 | | 1 comment

Northsider Bob Blackham’s family has been on the Northside since it was Allegheny City.  His family created a book of advertisement trade cards being circulated during Northside’s Allegheny City incarnation.  We began studying the collection closely which gave us good insight to the lifestyle, products and advertised cures during the Victorian Era.  We will be … read more

Balsley & Lutton – 128 Federal Street, Allegheny, PA – Est. 1874

Aug 23, 2019 | | Say something

We recently rediscovered a collection of Allegheny City & Pittsburgh advertisement trading cards from 1840-1899.  Some include suburban areas like Sharpsburg, Etna & McKeesport.  They were donated to the ACHG by former Northsider, Bob Blackham.  We have a YouTube video featuring Bob and his collection. The Allegheny City Historic Gallery decided to release this immaculate … read more

Blaxploitation Advertisements Circulated throughout Allegheny City 1840’s-1890…

Aug 5, 2019 | | Say something

Back in the late 1800’s most local and national business chains advertised on trading cards.  Most of the cards were in full color but once in a while some would appear in black and white.  Cartoon art seems to be featured and most of them are very detailed.  A couple of years ago, the Allegheny … read more

Allegheny City Historic Gallery at Anderson Mansion During August!

Jul 27, 2019 | | 3 comments

Starting on August 4, 2019, the Allegheny City Historic Gallery will be displaying photos of old Manchester at the historic Anderson Mansion located at 1423 Liverpool Street.  The display will be part of a House & Garden Tour to take place throughout the month of August, brought to you by the Manchester Historic Society.  The … read more

Remembering The Islam Grotto!

Feb 2, 2019 | | 3 comments

Recently on Facebook former Northsider, Noreen Bartins shared her family photos of the Islam Grotto located at 725 Allegheny Avenue.  Her family owned the parking lot next to it and the house behind the building. Many Northsiders remember the iconic figure located in front of the building.  Many children even claimed to be a little … read more

Remembering the 2001 Nightclub!

Jan 4, 2019 | | 3 comments

In the 1970’s the 2001 Nightclub was located on the Northside on General Robinson Street.  For a while it was the hottest disco club in Pittsburgh.  Did you also know that it was part of a franchise that began in Pittsburgh and spread to 25 other cities?  2001 Nightclubs of America was started in 1975 on … read more

Old Northview Heights on Display Through January 2019…

Nov 15, 2018 | | Say something

The Allegheny City Historic Gallery will be displaying old photos of Northview Heights at the Tenants Council Building, 524 Mount Pleasant Road, from Dec 28 – Dec 31 from 3 p.m. til 6 p.m..  During the month of January by appointment only.  The display will show awesome memories of Northview from the 60’s, 70’s & … read more

Allegheny City Times… ACHG Online Newsletter… November 2018

Nov 3, 2018 | | Say something

NOVEMBER 2018 Remember Shopping at Sears on the Northside?   The Holiday Seasons always bring out nostalgic thoughts.  Shopping for gifts and holiday sales is what comes to my mind often when I have a flashback caused by a certain feel of the day, or other abstract reasons.   Born in 1967, my shopping memories on … read more