Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost
January 24, 2011
In the early 1900s, Beachy took unforgettable photographs of life in Western Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Most of his precious glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. But when 2,800 plates surfaced in recent years, his elderly niece began a mission to preserve her uncle's legacy. This episode includes the amazing Beachy collection and Maxine Broadwater's efforts through 2010 to preserve the negatives and make the photos available worldwide.
Coming Up Next
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you a preview of Pittsburgh from the Water, our second story in the series Men & Cancer focusing on the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and will conclude the episode with a story on Michael Griska, a man in love with music and the melody of the sitar.