The following selection of photos chronicle Andy Warhol’s early life.
The photos are reproduced here thanks to various members of the Warhola and Zavacky Families. Please note that Andy’s father, Ondrej is not shown in any photos because he worked often away from home on construction jobs. Though Andy had a Brownie camera at a young age and learned how to develop pictures himself, there are no photos taken by him.
Most of the outdoor scenes are in and around the family house on Dawson Street in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. This was the primary house which Andy spent most of his childhood and college years. It was an easy walk to Carnegie Museum and Library, Forbes Field, Schenley Theater, Phipps Conservatory and Carnegie Institute.