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

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.

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

First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots. The riots in East St. Louis began when whites, angry because African Americans were employed by a factory holding government contracts, went on a rampage. Over $400,000 worth of property was destroyed. At least 40 African Americans were killed. Men, women and children were beaten, stabbed, hanged and burned…

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