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    J.D. Perry Lewis and his battery powered horseless vehicle, the first in St. Louis. Photograph, ca. 1893.

    Depression Era Soup Kitchen - St. Louis, Missouri

    Woman worker -- What a great expression! Grinding a machined part at Curtiss-Wright plant, St. Louis, 1943-44. Photograph by F. Dale Smith, now in Missouri History Museum

    St. Louis Star-Times newsboys on street. St. Louis, MO. Photograph by Lewis Hine for the National Child Labor Committee, 1910. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Hine Collection. N01805.

    St. Louis Levee, 1852 by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

    Observation Ferris Wheel, St. Louis World's Fair by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

    1904 St. Louis World's Fair Grounds by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

    Columbia Brewing Co. St. Louis. Chromolithograph by C.W. Shonk, 1896. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections.

    Newsies at Skeeter Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, 11:00 am, May 9, 1910 Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874–1940) Gelatin silver print

    Illustration from the St. Louis Republic newspaper depicting a march during the 1877 St. Louis General Strike. The accompanying article describes the strikers as greedy and lawless. Today, we can see the strike in the larger context of the fight for the 8-hour workday and an end to child labor. Under the loose leadership of the Workingman's Party, the 1877 St. Louis General Strike was the nation's first general strike. Missouri History Museum historyhappensher....

    Photograph of Mamie Eisenhower at the age of 17 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

    Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.

    Portrait of an un-named, impeccably dressed young black man, Warrensburg, Missouri circa 1880s

    1894, Broadway, St. Louis Missouri

    At the young age of 11, Ellen Woodman was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron.

    London Gypsies photographed by John Thomson in 1877 as part of a series entitled 'Street Life in London.' This photograph shows a friendly group gathered around a caravan belonging to one William Hampton. The woman seated on the steps, Mary Pradd, was murdered a few weeks after the photograph was taken.

    Two unidentified policemen. (1893-94) St. Louisans recently voted to return control of the police department to the city, thus ending 151 years of state oversight. When the Civil War started, Missouri governor Claiborne Jackson wanted control of the police in the hands of Confederate sympathizers like himself. So he decreed that the police would be overseen by a board of five commissioners, consisting of the St. Louis mayor and four of the governor’s appointees. ©Missouri History Museum

    Water lilies in Tower Grove Park, 1900

    This is so tremendously neat. I love that someone thought to photograph earlier fashions during a time that we now view as being "old" ourselves (c.1815 dress, photo taken in 1908). #Edwardian #Regency #1800s #fashion #dress

    U.S. Army officer in Vietnam using a cigarette to burn leeches off his forearms (photograph by Larry Burrows).

    Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves