Summer Fun with Charles “Teenie” Harris

This Monday, we’re getting a pick-me-up from these images capturing the small pleasures of summer in Pittsburgh, taken by photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris in the 1950s and 1960s.

A young child is standing in a walker and wearing sunglasses, smiling with their arms held out
Charles “Teenie” Harris, Baby Raymond Bonner wearing sunglasses, standing in Taylor-Tot walker on sidewalk, Mulford Street, Homewood, c. 1955, © Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive
A person in a white one-piece bathing suit and shoulder-length hair stands on a ladder leading into a pool. They are leaning against the railing and smiling at the camera.
Charles “Teenie” Harris, Dolores Smith in one-piece bathing suit and high heels, posing on swimming pool ladder at Ammon Recreation Center pool, c. 1949, © Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive
A person wearing a button-up shirt and sunglasses sucks on a popiscle while looking at the camera
Charles “Teenie” Harris, Man wearing sunglasses and eating popsicle, standing in front of telephone pole and houses, c. 1960, © Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive