The Oakland Neighborhood of Pittsburgh


We added 14 new images to the Brady Stewart Collection Archive web site and created a new Gallery – Oakland Neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The new images can be viewed at http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. All images in the blog are copyrighted by Brady Stewart Studio Inc.  If you are interested in downloading an image or to purchase a print, please contact Brady Stewart Studio by phone (724.554.9813) or email bstewartphoto@aol.com.

Brady Stewart 1912

Brady Stewart 1912

We discovered another view of one of our most popular images, view of Forbes Field (1970).  Brady Stewart Jr. took this photograph and many more during the 1970 WPIAL Championship baseball game Bethel Park Blackhawk’s vs. the Mount Pleasant Vikings.  It was a well-played game with the difference being the two Gorinski brothers who played for Mount Pleasant along with questionable decisions on the base pads for Bethel Park.  Yes, if this writer was a little faster in the 30 yard dash, Bethel Park would have won the game… and if the 3rd base coach would have held up the stop sign on two different occasions, Bethel Park would have won.  But as we all know in sports, ifs and maybe always come up when you lose close games.  This image is the companion view to image, looking at left field from the 1st base side upper deck.

Forbes Field - 1970

Forbes Field – 1970

We created a montage of our favorite views of Forbes Field; Forbes Field  under construction, Roberto Clemente smiling during a charity baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates in the dugout watching the game, Pittsburgh Steelers posing for a publicity photo at Forbes Field.

Forbes Field - 1950s & 1960s

Forbes Field – 1950s & 1960s

During the 1950s, Brady Stewart Studio was the largest commercial photography studio in Western Pennsylvania and tri-state area.  The studio worked with the largest Corporations, Architects, Advertising Agencies and Attorneys in the city examples include; Ketchum McLeod and Grove, Lando Advertising, W Craig Chambers, Pennsylvania Railroad, Calgon, PPG Paints, ALCOA Building Products, Ingram Boyd and Platt Architects and many more.  The following images were for a location photography assignment for Attorneys and related to either a legal issue or accident in the Point Breeze section of Pittsburgh. (1955)

Greymore Road and S Richland Lane in Point Breeze

Greymore Road and S Richland Lane in Point Breeze

We discovered a few more views of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh; a wide view of Oakland from Schenley Park along with a tighter view featuring Forbes Field, Cathedral of Learning and the new Litchfield Towers designed by local architects; Deeter and Ritchey (1965)

View of Oakland from Schenley Park

View of Oakland from Schenley Park

View of the Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts building. Designed by Henry Hornbostel, the building was one of the four original Carnegie Technical Schools. Completed in 1916, the College of Fine Arts has many distinguished alumni including; Andy Warhol, Holly Hunter, Ted Danson and Steven Bochco.  Another distinguished alumnus of one the Carnegie Tech schools was my Great Aunt, Helen Stewart. She was a graduate of the Margaret Morrison Carnegie College for Women.

Carnegie Mellon's Fine Arts Building - 1950s

Carnegie Mellon’s Fine Arts Building – 1950s

Location photography assignment for Ingram Boyd and Pratt for the University of Pittsburgh’s new Memorial Field House… later renamed the Fitzgerald Field House.  The facility is located at the corner of Aliquippa & Darragh streets in Oakland and has a capacity of over 4,000.

University of Pittsburgh Memorial Field House

University of Pittsburgh Memorial Field House

Additional images of Pittsburgh and Oakland can be found at http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  All images in the blog are copyrighted by Brady Stewart Studio Inc.  If you are interested in downloading an image or to purchase a print, please contact Brady Stewart Studio by phone (724.554.9813) or email bstewartphoto@aol.com.

The Brady Stewart Collection: Gift Ideas for the Holidays


The Brady Stewart Collection is overstocked on a variety of photographic prints in our archives.  When we created prints to fulfill customer orders, we usually made additional prints at the same time.  For a limited time and while supplies last, we are offering the overstocked prints for the low price of:  1) 8×10 = $15.95 (+ sales tax and shipping).  A great gift idea for the holidays… and for the person who has everything!

Let's go to the birthday party - 1955

Files include; photos of the Point, Pittsburgh Buildings, Pittsburgh City views , Sports, Local Businesses and a lot more. We have some of the examples in a gallery named “Overstocked Collection Prints” on the web site, the link: http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Overstocked-Collection-Prints/G0000PKPLcXXswU0/.  And we have a lot more than the ones inluded in the Gallery so the best way to find out if we have the print you want at the discounted price is to send us an email bstewartphoto@aol.com or call 724.554.9813.

Merry Christmas from the Stewart Family - 1949

All images in the blog and web site are copyrighted by Brady Stewart Studio Inc.  If you are interested in downloading an image or to purchase a print, please contact Brady Stewart Studio by phone (724.554.9813) or email bstewartphoto@aol.com.

Thank you for your interest in the Brady Stewart Collection of 20th Century Photographs.

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