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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

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

St. Louis World's Fair, 1904

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

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

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

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#.

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

St. Louis Cardinals, 1928. ©Missouri History Museum

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.

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Vietnam veteran watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade in 1976. This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize.

The Emancipation of Rebecca, Augusta & Rosa | 1863. by Black History Album, via Flickr

Martha | 1898 by Black History Album, via Flickr

Tea time in the garden, 1890s

First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 by Frank Hurley

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