About The Digs

The Digs Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photo library

For the first time, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying them online.

The Post-Gazette library contains tens of thousands of photographs and negatives taken by photographers working for the Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Press and the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph.

The images, stored in envelopes and file folders over the years, have never before been digitized. And so we scan a photograph or 10 and research the origins and tell a story. Because of the painstaking effort required to curate each image in this way, we call the project The Digs.

We hope The Digs will be of interest to our readers, history buffs, scholars and those interested in photojournalism. Our goal is to tell the rich history of Pittsburgh and the region through images of people, communities and historic events. We hope it ignites some memories, and we look forward to receiving feedback from you.

Please send stories, feedback and questions about The Digs to socialmedia@post-gazette.com.