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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.

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

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

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

"JOB HUNTING IN THE 1930s // I could use this for my history paper on the Great Depression." pin for History 300 short paper assignment

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch released its first annual “Go! Magazine List” recently. Critics chose the best of St. Louis in such fields as concert venues, art, restaurants, etc. honored as “Best Local Author” was William H. Gass, called by the Post “this city’s literary lion.” Gass co-edited a Missouri History Museum 2000 publication, Literary St. Louis: A Guide, about other notable St. Louis writers.

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.