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Here is your opportunity to share your pictures of Pennsylvania's past and present landmarks, museums, amusement parks, state parks and just about any memories you have of Pennsylvania.

Check out the Pennsylvania Pictures visitors have contributed. Then take a few minutes of your time and make a comment, add a bit of history or just say thanks for the contribution.

There is no doubt in my mind that many visitors to either live or have lived in Pennsylvania or maybe some have visited and have wonderful memories and pictures of Pennsylvania to share. Why don't you dig those Pennsylvania pictures out and share them with the world?

This idea never occurred to me until I got an email from a visitor to my website. She wrote to ask me if I'd be interested in seeing a couple of pictures from back in the early 1930's she stumbled across after inheriting an antique desk from her grandfather. She found a box of old negatives and developed them. The two pictures she sent me intrigued her and she started researching online as to where this historic landmark could be. This was how she stumbled on my website and found the history of the U.S. Grand View Hotel.

an old black and white photo of a young woman sitting in front of The U.S. Grand View Hotel These pictures were submitted by: Carole Bell from Ohio.

The first picture is Carole's grandmother, sitting on the stone block fence that was part of the U.S. Grand View Hotel, known throughout Pennsylvania as the Ship Hotel. She's assuming the pictures must have been taken in 1933 and her grandparents could have possibly been on their honeymoon. As you can see from the sign painted on the hotel, you could see 3 states and 7 counties from the view at the top of the Ship Hotel.

An old photo of the U.S. Grand View Hotel with antique cars parked alongside the hotel's mountain road Here is a full view of the U.S. Grand View Hotel as you can see it was shaped like a ship and it was well known as The Ship Hotel. There was a deck at the top and you could look through the telescope to see the "grand view". The U.S. Grand View Hotel was a Pennsylvania landmark but sadly it no longer exists. You can read about it at Travel the Lincoln Highway.

Thank you so much Carole for sharing your pictures of Pennsylvania and helping to document a rare glimpse of Pennsylvania history.

What Kind of Pictures of Pennsylvania?

Of course your pictures of Pennsylvania don't have to be as vintage as Carole's and they don't have to be of landmarks that don't exist anymore. Just allow visitors to take a peek into your memories of Pennsylvania.

It's so easy to do, just fill out the form below and upload your picture for the world to see. If you're a bit shy, you don't even have to give your name. All pictures will have to be digital, with the technology today that isn't too complicated to do.

I can't accept original pictures by snail mail simply because I wouldn't want the responsibility of them getting lost in the mail or somehow taking a risk of ruining them.

Special Request: I have been searching for an old picture of Altoona, in the area of 7th Avenue and 12th Street. My parents owned and operated a small fruit market called "Walter's Market", I have been searching for a picture of their small business for the last 10 years but haven't had much luck. Besides my love of building this website I also love oil painting and I'd love to paint their market someday in memory of them. I have high hopes a visitor to my website might have the picture I'm looking for.

Everybody has a story to tell, a special memory, that pictures that says it all. Here's your chance to become part of the internet community and especially your claim to fame in Pennsylvania.

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Ship Bottom Hotel is Gone 
We always enjoyed this stop along RT 30. Beautiful scenery is all that is left here. Thought to put together this short clip for all. …

Christi MacGregor Wroe 
There was a song about the Cox children that my Dad and grandparents would sing... usually in the car ! About the poor Babes in the woods..I remember some, …

A Long night at Cox Monument! 
October 29th 2015 12am-1am

Photos of Renovo, Clinton County, PA Past and Present 
These are some photos of Renovo, PA past and present.

Tytoona Cave 
This is an interesting cave that is located in Sinking Valley. Great place to visit on a hot summer day, being the teperature down here stays cool no matter …

Indian Lookout 
I love going here no matter what time of year, the view is beautiful.

1936 flood 31st street, Altoona, PA 
Found these pictures in a trunk when I was 12 in Altoona

My Dad's Painting in the Baker Mansion 
I was only to the Mansion once, but I remember seeing a painting that my Dad did hanging there. Is there any way to see a copy of it? His name was Jay …

Pictures of Houtzdale! 
Many special memories of growing up in Houtzdale, the "Old" Houtzdale!

Old Appalachian House Built in 1820  
I have been restoring this treasure in pretty Perry County which has more farms and land in preservation than anywhere in pa.

SS Grand View Point Hotel Unidentified! 
I inherited a box of negatives from my mother, Eva Wickiser Bennett of Kirkersville, Ohio. Upon developing them I found this one of the SS Grand View Point …

Fond Memories of the Allegheny Mountains 
For a long time I had vacation property in the Allegheny Mountains. Life was grand. I had two small sons, and my husband's family owned 19 acres in the …

Ringing Rocks Park 
We visited this park in eastern PA right near New Jersey on the Delaware river! this place was well hidden, but fortunately we had a gps! i had no idea …


My old house in Elizabeth Town, PA  
All the times at 35. Like when my my friend Olivia and I went to Hoss's, Twin Kiss , and Logens?????. We had awesome adventures. Thank u for listing …

July 2009 
For years all we've seen of PA is route 81...never in a million years thought it was a beautiful state..but it is

PA Famous People 
Posted originally by bert rose (bel air, md 21015) =========== I took Mr. Rose's 4-plex glass photo scans and adjusted the color / contrast with Photoshop. …

After the storm 2 
This is a photo of the mountain behind my house after a storm passed. The mountain is the one with the Appalachian Trail on it. The mountain separates …

After the storm 
This is a photo of the mountain behind my house after a storm passed. The mountain is the one with the Appalachian Trail on it. The mountain separates …

Lost children of the Alleghenies 
First of all, The monument is In Pavia PA. Second, you say nothing of how the children were found at your website. Truly, a disappointment! The children …

Ralph Kimmell - June 1955 
Ralph Kimmell is my grandfather. While scanning photos I was curious to know what this structure is/was, so I did a google search and found your website …

Knobels Grove & more 
I am now all grown up with 3 little ones of my own, & reside in Nebraska. But I grew up in Pennsylvania & remember lots of fond memories but loved going …

The Grand view point Hotel  
My grand parents loved to go for long drives in the country. Every summer we would spend a few days traveling on Route 30, and one of my most memorable …

Pennsylvania Railroad Employee Baseball Team abt 1910 
Earl Byron Miller was born in Altoona PA on 7/18/1890. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad abt 1910. This is a picture of the PA RR employee baseball …

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famous pa people 
these pics were left to me by my wifes grandfather. they are suppose to be well known people. the actual pictures are on glass photo plates. if any body …

famous pa people 
these pics were left to me by my wifes grandfather. they are suppose to be well known people. the actual pictures are on glass photo plates. if any body …

Lost Children's Monument 2 
Here's the other inscription on the monument.

Lost Children of the Alleghenies Monument Pavia PA 
I took this photo of the Lost Children's monument in Pavia PA about 10 years ago. It is quite a hike through the woods off the beaten path to find it. …

Downtown Altoona 
Here's a picture of downtown Altoona on 11th avenue. Mostly what I remember is that although downtown was past its heyday, it was more active when I was …

Lincoln Motor Court, Fall of 2008 
My wife and I spent 2 nights at this lovely 1930's style motor court. Lincoln Motor Court is located on US 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Schellsburg and …

Trough Creek State Park Lodge 
Our family went there for Valentine's Day weekend, 2009. Nice lodge, comfortable and spacious. 4 Bedrooms: 2 doubles, 2 sets bunks, 2 singles. Mattresses …

ship hotel 
It was a wonderful site to see as a child. My first visit was in the mid 80's and it was beautiful. My family and I then went to the candy shop at the …

Incline Memories 
Recently, I visited the town of my father's birth...Johnstown PA. Sadly,he passed away in January 2010 at the age of 86. My childhood is filled with …

Ship Bottom Hotel is Gone Not rated yet
We always enjoyed this stop along RT 30. Beautiful scenery is all that is left here. Thought to put together this short clip for all. …

4 more Not rated yet
1st pic is Carl Avenue facing south. That black and white house at the end of the block is still there (the brat with the blonde hair is me). 2nd pic …

two pics here Not rated yet
The first picture is of the Lakemont Park Fun House taken in 1947. The 2nd picture was taken 1951 in the alley behind the Day Care We Care center along …

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