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

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

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

Festival Hall, St. Louis World's Fair by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

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

The Missouri Woman cover for June 1916: " Votes for Women." The "Missouri Woman" was a monthly magazine published by the St. Louis Equal Suffrage League from 1915-1919. Missouri History Museum

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 http://historyhappenshere.org/archives/5312#.