The following is a guest post by Helena Zinkham, Chief, Prints and Photographs Division.
What do the Golden Triangle, horse-drawn buggies, Oil City, and the Mummers’ Parade have in common? They can all be seen in a new set of photographs of The Keystone State–Pennsylvania. We are grateful for the generous grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, which made it possible for photographer Carol M. Highsmith to document historic sites as well as contemporary scenes in Pennsylvania during 2019. The emphasis on images of Philadelphia speaks to the upcoming 75th anniversary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, which is based in “Philly.”
This image sampler introduces you to the range of images now online. You can enjoy a front row seat on a lively civic celebration and also soar high above Pittsburgh in aerial views. On the ground again, you can venture down small town main streets, visit the ruins of Concrete City, stop at a round barn, and much more.
- Explore all the states featured so far in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive using the browse by places list or just search in the archive for your state!
- View the newly added photos from Pennsylvania now available online in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
- Read a previous Picture This post all about newly added photos of Wyoming: Wide Open Spaces of Wyoming: Newly Added Photos from Carol M. Highsmith.