Picnooga brings local history to the surface and makes it available to everyone.
Founded in 2014, Picnooga began as a grassroots effort to crowdsource a new layer of scattered, hidden, and forgotten imagery to reveal rare moments from Chattanooga’s past. Since then we’ve collected over 2,600 historical items.
Since 2014 Picnooga has been building a historical archive from scratch, introducing over 2,600 items into our collection.
We believe that even the smallest of artifacts unlocks a larger and more connective story of Chattanooga’s past, comprising of physical and digital objects with a photographic focus. But we also have a large collection of ephemera and a growing selection of objects that compliment our photographs to help tell a deeper story.
Items have been collected through direct donations and in 2017, we’ve begun taking physical items from the public.
In 2016 we began a crowdfunding campaign to catalog our collections online. The collection is now available in beta with a limited amount of items. You can visit it here.
For even more Chattanooga history, visit Deep Zoom Chattanooga.
We need your continued support to grow. Visit here and give a gift of $10 or more to help sustain Picnooga’s future cataloging and preservation efforts.