Point Bridge, 1900

 


Fort Pitt Block House, 1901

 


Luna Park entrance, 1905

 


Inside Luna Park, 1905

 


North Side Post Office (now the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh), 1905

 


Westinghouse Air Brake Co., Turtle Creek Valley, 1905

 


Sixth Avenue and Cherry Way, 1908

 


Pittsburgh at night, 1910

 


Sixth Street Bridge, 1910

 


Smithfield Street Bridge, looking at Mount Washington, 1910

 


Monongahela Wharf, 1910

 


Oakland, 1910

 

 


Forbes Field, 1912

 


Soldiers and Sailors Hall, 1915

 


Homemade pool, 1938

 


Coal miner at Montour #4 Mine, 1930s

 


Rain ... always rain, 1941



These high-resolution reproductions of glass plate negatives were donated to the Steel Cactus Foundation by Douglas Haney.

For more photos, visit the incredible Steel Cactus archives
. Hat-tip to redditor mstaib.

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