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Early Photographers/Studios From
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and
nearby communities



Last Update: December 9, 2012
Photographer		Year	Address			Town		Source
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Alexander Brothers Co.	1926	124 Sixth St.		Pittsburgh	1926 - The Pittsburgh Academy Yearbook Ad

Appleby Ford City Photograph
Appleby, Charles J.					Tarentum	Photograph
Armstrong, Neil E. Jr.	1950	578 Spring Street	New Kensington	1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Armstrong, Neil E. Jr.	1955	1509 Victoria Avenue	Arnold		1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Armstrong, Neil E. Jr.	1957	1509 Victoria Avenue	Arnold		1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Armstrong, Neil E. Jr.	1961	1509 Victoria Avenue	Arnold		1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Armstrong, Neil E. Jr.	1963	1509 Victoria Avenue	Arnold		1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Aufrecht			68 Federal Street	Allegheny City	Photograph

Aufrecht's Elite Gallery 516 Market St. Pittsburgh (They claim to be first in the city) (Photograph), (JY)
Baker Bros., Artists		206 Main St. West End	Entrance on Wabash St. Pittsburgh (Photograph), (JY)

Baker, Winfield Scott 1901 210 South Canal Street Tarentum 1901 Tarentum Directory - Tarentum Times
Baker, Winfield Scott	1911	114 East 5th Avenue	Tarentum	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona 
Baker, Winfield Scott	1936	206 East 8th Avenue	Tarentum	1936 Tarentum Directory
Bashline, Reynolds	1889	Main Street		Clarion		Photograph
Bell, Aaron S.		1897	411 10th 		New Kensington	1897 Polk Directory - Allegheny County
Bellas Brothers		1911	Warren Avenue near 1st	Apollo		1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Billinger						Shenandoah 	Photograph
Bobshosky, Edward H.	1950	610 4th Avenue, Rm 205	New Kensington	1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Bobshosky, Edward H.	1955	4th & South Main	Parnassus	1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Bobshosky, Edward H.	1957	608 4th Avenue, Rm 205	New Kensington	1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Bobshosky, Edward H.	1961	608 4th Avenue, Rm 205	New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Bobshosky, Edward H.	1963	608 4th Avenue, Rm 205	New Kensington	1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Bonine				11th Ave & 14 St.	Altoona		Photograph

Bower, H. East End Photograph
Bower, H.						Tarentum	Photograph 

Bristol 3411 Butler St. Lawrenceville Photograph
Brown, Thomas C.	1911	Center Ave rr of PO	Verona		1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Buchman, Samuel		1975	204 6th Avenue		McKeesport	1975 Polk Directory - McKeesport
Burke, R. A.			Over Post Office	Tarentum	Photograph 
Burtner, George A.	1897	Federal n. of Railroad	Natrona		1897 Polk Directory - Allegheny County
Burtner, George A.					Freeport	Photograph 
Burtner, George A.					Tarentum	Photograph
Campbell, Walter	1920	Farmer's Building	Kittanning	1920 Polk Directory 
Carter-Dinino (Percy A. Garland)
			1975	559 Shaw Avenue		McKeesport	1975 Polk Directory - McKeesport
Chernan 		1957	Center Street		Natrona		1957 Daily Dispatch Trade Area Directory
Clark 				617 Philadelphia Street	Indiana		Photograph 
Colao				5519 Walnut Street	East End	Photograph
Criley, N. J.						Butler		Photograph
Dabbs							Pittsburg	Photograph
Dabbs, B. L. H.						Pittsburg	Photograph

Dabbs Cor. Market & Liberty Pittsburgh Photograph 
Dale's (Dale E. Cowen)	1961	1721 Freeport Road	Arnold		1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Dale's (Dale E. Cowen)	1963	1721 Freeport Road	Arnold		1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Davis, Mahan			237 5th Avenue		Pittsburg	Photograph 
Duquesne Photographic Studio 	41 Fifth Ave		Pittsburgh	George Dabbs--Manager and Poser, (JY)

Edwards 6 & 8 6th St./106 & 108 Sixth St. Pittsburgh Photograph

Edward's 1957 302 Corbet Street Tarentum 1957 Daily Dispatch Trade Area Directory
Elite				514 & 516 Market St. 	Pittsburgh	Photograph
Evans & Aufrecht 68 Federal Street Allegheny City Photograph

Fallert Studios of Photography 1405 Carson Street Mt. Oliver USGenWeb Archives
Post Office Bldg. Pittsburgh USGenWeb Archives
Fallert Photographer		1505-1507 Carson St.	Pittsburgh, S.S. Photograph, (JY) 


Frampton Punxsutawney Photograph
Gluck, E.			4206 Main St.		Pittsburgh	Photograph 
(panoramic photo link: 1926 San Pietro Avellana Picnic in Koppel PA)

Grand (Panfield Shemler)1936 327 East 6th Avenue Tarentum 1936 Tarentum Directory
Grechen 		1957	759 Allegheny River BlvdVerona		1957 Daily Dispatch Trade Area Directory
Green				Main Street		Johnstown	Photograph
Halwa, Joseph L.	1955	855 Barnes Street	New Kensington	1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Halwa, Joseph L.	1961	855 Barnes Street	New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Harbaugh & Green		43 & 45 Federal Street	Allegheny City	Photograph
Heck							Natrona		Photograph
Hendricks & Company		68 Federal Street	Allegheny City	Photograph 
Hennings			205 Main Street		Johnstown	Photograph

Henry, O.C. 12 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh Photograph (1895-1905), (KDP)

Henry, O.C. 321 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh Photograph

HENRY, O.C. 1921 339 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh Fifth Avenue HS Yearbook Ad

Hickenbotham, William 75 Federal Street Allegheny City Photograph
Hill, Howard S.		1950	1920 Kenneth Avenue	Arnold		1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Hill, Howard S.		1955	1920 Kenneth Avenue	Arnold		1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Hirschinger, J.		1891  				Mansfield Valley Chartiers Valley Post Office, (KM)
Homann, Edward Jr.	1895	Cor. 14th & Carson Sts.,SE Pittsburgh	Photograph, (KM)
Hudson				224 5th Avenue		Pittsburg	Photograph
Johnston Studios (The)	1926	8th Floor - Keenan Bldg.Pittsburgh	1926 - The Pittsburgh Academy Yearbook Ad

Kennedy, John A. 204 5th Ave. Pittsburgh 1903 Pittsburgh City Directory microfilm, (LS)

Kennedy Photographic Art Studio
 1890-1910 20 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh Photograph, (LS)

Kline, Peter H. 1911 Market near 3rd Leechburg 1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Kottman				Corner 11th & 16th St.	Altoona		Photograph
Kough							Greensburg	Photograph
Kruger, Henry		1911	939 4th Avenue		New Kensington	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Laughner Studios					Braddock	Photograph, (Source: ceilforce@access-nospam-995.com)

Leister, John R. 1920 243 Market Kittanning 1920 Polk Directory
Leske, William		1897	5th Ave, btwn 7th & 8th	New Kensington	1897 Polk Directory - Allegheny County
LIEB(?) 			120 Sixth St.		Pittsburgh	Photograph
Lies, E. C.		1888	82 Ohio Street		Allegheny	Photograph, (KM)
(A. Rabinowitsch, Successor)

Lies, George 10 & 12 6th Street Pittsburgh Photograph
Lieske				Corbet & 2nd Street	Tarentum	Photograph
Longawicz, Satonio	1911	Spruce near River Ave	Natrona		1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Mackenzie Studio		Augus & Hackei Bldg., 5th & Market Sts., Pittsburgh	Photograph

Mahan & Davis 43 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh Photograph

McClain & Leasure Corner Falls & Broadway New Brighton Photograph
McClain, J.						New Brighton	Photograph
McClay, J. B.		1926	729 Wood St.		Wilkinsburg	1926 The Tech Owl Yearbook Ad

McMullan, James 1950 987 2nd Avenue New Kensington 1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington

Mercer, George 1900-1908 425 Ohio Allegheny (DL)
Miedanner, Leo		1902	2 Tripod, A		Allegheny?	(DL)
1905 2511 Penn (DL)
1906 907 Chestnut, A (DL)
1907-1915 716 Chestnut (DL)
1916-1929 710 Chestnut (DL)

Mineard, Ralph 232 5th Avenue Pittsburg Photograph
Mineart, Ralph			64 Fifth Ave., Cor. Wood St.	Pittsburg	Photograph

Mohney, J. C. 5th Avenue New Kensington Photograph
Moore, Armor W. 	1911	136 Washington Avenue	Vandergrift	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Morris				16 Sixth St./126 Sixth St. Pittsburgh	Photograph

Morris, S. D. 1920 613 Main Street Sharpsburg 1920 Polk Directory
Morris, S. D.			North Canal Street	Tarentum	Photograph
Nee, Martin H.		1950	309 Murray Avenue	Arnold		1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Nee, Martin H.		1955	309 Murray Avenue	Arnold		1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Nee, Martin H.		1957	309 Murray Avenue	Arnold		1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Nee, Martin H.		1961	309 Murray Avenue	Arnold		1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Nee, Martin H.		1963	309 Murray Avenue	Arnold		1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Nelson, August		1897	704 North Canal		Tarentum	1897 Polk Directory - Allegheny County
Nelson, August		1901	North Canal Street	Tarentum	1901 Tarentum Directory - Tarentum Times
Niedanner (mis-spelled)		(no address)		Pittsburgh	Photograph, (MB)
(see Miedanner)
Noss, H.						New Brighton 	Photograph
Ott, Kathryn	   1965-1975	home studio		East End, Pittsburgh, (CO)
(see TOTTS below)

Otto, Walter S. Kittanning Photograph
Paling				Cor. Home & Butler Sts.	Lawrenceville	Photograph
Pearson, James R.		43 & 45 Federal Street	Allegheny City	Photograph
Pearson, James R.		96 5th Avenue		Pittsburg	Photograph
Pearson, James R.		96 5th Avenue		Pittsburgh	Photograph 
Peden, John C.	1940-1957 	141 Merrimac Street   	Mt. Washington, (CPM)

Peden, John C. 1950-1957 143 Amabell Street    Mt. Washington, (CPM)

Peden, John C. 1957-1963 201 Amabell Street    Mt. Washington, (CPM)
Petraitis, J.P., Family Photographer
				1313 Carson Street	Pittsburgh	USGenWeb Archives
Platt				34 5th Avenue		Pittsburgh	Photograph
Poeppert, John Jr.		214 Federal Street	Allegheny	Photograph, (MB)
(successor to H. Sonnenberg)

Rosencrantz, Paul Gallery back/Camps Bros.Tarentum Photograph
Rosser 				12th & Carson		Pittsburgh	Photograph
Rottmann			Corner 11th Ave. & 17th Street	Altoona	Photograph
Schenck, Philip		1911	5th near High		Freeport	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Schenck, Philip		1911	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Schlesinger 			609 Braddock Avenue	Braddock	Photograph
Schreckengost, A. S.	1920	219 Market		Kittanning	1920 Polk Directory 
Schreckengost, A. S.					Apollo 		Photograph 
Schreckengost, James E.	1911	133 Grant Avenue	Vandergrift	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Shadle, A.						Latrobe		Photograph
Shadle, C. C.						Kittanning	Photograph
Shadle, C. C.						Tarentum	Photograph
Shemer, Panfield	1936	305 East 7th Avenue	Tarentum	1936 Tarentum Directory
Shemer, Panfield	1950	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Shemer, Panfield	1955	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Shemer, Panfield	1957	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Shemer, Panfield	1961	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Shemer, Panfield	1963	817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Singer							Freeport	Photograph
Sonnenberg's			35 Fifth Ave./52 Federal St.	Allegheny City	Photograph

Sonnenberg, H. 121 Federal Street Allegheny City Photograph
Sonnenberg, J. E.		67 Cedar Avenue		Allegheny City	Photograph
Sperber				23 Fifth Ave.		Pittsburgh	Photograph
Stanton Studios 		516 Market & 2205 Forbes St. Pittsburgh	Photograph, (Source: ceilforce@access-nospam-995.com)

Steele, Frank H. 1926 800 Wood Street Wilkinsburg 1926 The Tech Owl Yearbook Ad

Stewart & Company 90 & 92 Federal Street Allegheny City Photograph
Stockton Avenue Gallery		90-92 Federal Street	Allegheny City	Photograph, (MB)

Strem (Leonard Burger, mgr.)
			1950	865 5th Avenue, 2nd flr	New Kensington	1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Strem (Leonard Burger, mgr.)
			1955	865 5th Avenue, 2nd flr	New Kensington	1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
			1957	865 5th Avenue, 2nd flr	New Kensington	1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
			1961	865 5th Avenue, 2nd flr	New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
			1963	865 5th Avenue, 2nd flr	New Kensington	1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Tiffany				South 7th Street	Indiana		Photograph
Titus, James H.		1897	Corbet & 3rd		Tarentum	1897 Polk Directory - Allegheny County

TOTT'S Studio (Sylvester Ott) 1943-1953 941 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh East End, (CO)
(also see OTT above)

Trapp, J.B. 4117 Butler St. Lawrenceville Photograph

Trinity Court Studio 1925 313 Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh 1925 Allegheny HS yearbook ad
Ralph W. Johnston
Valley Studio		1926	700 Penn Ave.		Pittsburgh	1926 The Tech Owl Yearbook Ad

Vision II Photography (Rick Brahim & Tim Doyle)
			1975	602 Locust Street	McKeesport	1975 Polk Directory - McKeesport
Walter, Jacob		1911	Chestnut & Garfield	Natrona		1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
White, E. Clay		1911	319 East 6th Avenue	Tarentum	1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona

White, E. Clay 1929 Tarentum 1929 R. G. Dun Mercantile Agency Reference Book
White, E. Clay		1936	314 East 5th Avenue	Tarentum	1936 Tarentum Directory
Wolfe, A. S.		1911	Warren Avenue & 1st	Apollo		1911 Polk Directory - Apollo, Arnold, Brackenridge, Freeport, Leechburg, Natrona, New Kensington, Oakmont, Parnassus, Tarentum, Vandergrift and Verona
Woloson, Cecelia M. 	1961	r1045 Manor Road	New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Cecelia M. 	1963	r1045 Manor Road	New Kensington	1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Harry		1950	1126 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1950 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Harry		1957	1126 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1957 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Harry		1961	1126 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1961 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Harry		1963	1126 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1963 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Woloson, Harry & Wm.	1955	1126 5th Avenue		New Kensington	1955 Polk Directory - Arnold & New Kensington
Zaff 				817 5th Avenue		New Kensington	Photograph


Contributors:
(CO) = Cora Ott, AROCMAE@ao-nospam-l.com
(CPM) = Clare Peden Midgley, BurghRoots@com-nospam-cast.net
(DL) = David Lawrence, notthemayor@veri-nospam-zon.net
(JY) = Jessica Yoos,  yoos.jess@g-nospam-mail.com
(KDP) = peesfarm@centurylink.net
(KM) = Karen Moon, Smooth@zb-nospam-zoom.net
(LS) = Louise Stanzione, Louise.Stanzione@veri-nospam-zon.net
(MB) = Marie Bachman, minniem@com-nospam-cast.net
(MC) = Mickey Cendrowski, 74bug@nauti-nospam-com.net (Mickey contributed the majority of the above listings)

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