April 25, 1979: From time to time, we find photos in the Post-Gazette’s photo archive worthy of standing alone — and without much story. This image of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the Allegheny County Jail qualifies.
Pittsburgh Press photographer Michael Chikiris captured the scene and writer Eleanor Chute provided colorful details about how the inmates received it.
“The violin sounds pretty. I hope they come back here,” inmate Harvey A. Broadus told her that day.
It’s unclear whether they ever did, but the photograph contains a scene for the ages. The full story, from April 26, can be seen above.