This vintage postcard shows a view of the rivers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1800s at what is today Point Park, where the Ohio River, the Allegheny River, and the Monongahela River all meet to form a triangle of land. In this picture, the park had not been built yet. Notice the steam ships and barges on the river. The red brick building is old Fort Duquesne.
In this old postcard, you can see the 1877 Point Bridge across The Monongahela River to the right of “The Point” (as it is often called) and the Union Bridge across the Allegheny River to the left of it.
This particular card was used as an example on the page to determine the age of a vintage postcard by explaining how to date postcards due to the changes in this view of Pittsburgh. Over the years, the bridges themselves change as old ones are torn down and new ones built, The Point changes in appearance, and the ships on the river change.
Today, Point Park in downtown Pittsburgh is a State Park and a gathering place for holiday celebrations, family outings, and general Pittsburgh outdoor activities like art fairs. The Point now includes a large waterfountain right at the tip of the triangle which is seen in different colors due to changing lights on it at night.