The Digs first went live more than two years ago.
Since then, we’ve brought you nearly 500 stories featuring thousands of photographs. We love Tumblr and its community. We love your sharing, your feedback, and your expert sleuthing when we don’t know a picture’s full story.
Tumblr is a great space, and it’s been pretty good for displaying the Post-Gazette’s historic photo collection.
Still, we knew there was a better way to allow our dedicated community to explore all that we are uncovering. Today, we’re launching a new version of The Digs, complete with every story and photo we’ve posted on Tumblr since our August 2012 launch.
We’re also shifting to a weekly publication schedule, instead of three times per week. With some of these photos and stories, there’s an argument to be made for quality over quantity.
You can browse through topics like photographers, decades, locations and more than 100 other tags, such as Pittsburghers you might not know, Things that are gone, or “wow” photographs (a staff favorite).
Soon, we should be able to allow you to browse the collection by location and purchase specific photos.
We hope you’ll continue to join us on this journey through Pittsburgh history and dig the PG photo archive.
It’s one of Pittsburgh’s greatest.
Like the Fort Duquesne Bridge, our new effort will at last enable Pittsburghers to make a faster connection.
The best part? We promised it wouldn’t be a six-year bridge to nowhere. The new site was built and made public in less than a month.
Oh, and none of those vicious traffic merges and jams.