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New Exhibit Features Historic Images of Oakland

We mounted a new exhibit on the ground floor of Hillman Library that showcases 18 photographs selected from our collections that feature historic images of Oakland between 1908-1972. The exhibit, “Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century,” is also available online with more descriptive information about the images. It provides a glimpse into the past while hinting at changes that would eventually lead to the development of Oakland as a hub of medical, cultural, and educational significance known well beyond Pittsburgh. Included in the exhibit is a map from 1910 produced by the G.M. Hopkins Company which depicts the layout of Oakland.