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    When asked to name local companies founded in the 18th century, Pittsburghers might guess Heinz (1860), PPG (1883), or Alcoa (1888). But it might come   Read More ...

    Ever wonder how Pittsburghers rang in the New Year during the 1930s? For those New Year’s Eve festivities, three Pittsburgh newspapers as well as the   Read More ...

    Imagine a single subject that encompasses antiques, sculptural art, toylike characters, collectibles, nostalgia, holiday joy, and delicious chocolate confections. In that spirit, we present here   Read More ...

    When asked to name local companies founded in the 18th century, Pittsburghers might guess Heinz (1860), PPG (1883), or Alcoa (1888). But it might come as a surprise that the J. J. Gillespie Gallery predates them all with a founding at 6 Wood Street in 1832. That is not a typo; the gallery will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2032, making it the oldest continuously operating art gallery in America.   Read More ...

    Ever wonder how Pittsburghers rang in the New Year during the 1930s? For those New Year’s Eve festivities, three Pittsburgh newspapers as well as the Bulletin magazine not only printed a myriad of ads but listed in detail the places where a good time could be had on December 31. As we approach our own new year of 2024, here on our pages can be found many of those ads,   Read More ...

    Imagine a single subject that encompasses antiques, sculptural art, toylike characters, collectibles, nostalgia, holiday joy, and delicious chocolate confections. In that spirit, we present here for your delight during this festive time of year, exactly that. Although chocolate—notably in Starbucks-like chocolate houses or cafés (just like Starbucks)—had been very popular as a drink in Europe since the late 1600s, it was only in the mid-19th century that it reached its   Read More ...

    Winter 2023-24
    Volume 17
    Issue 2

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