Glass Plate Photography

Thomas Kempland Collection

J. R. Eike Photography, St. Louis, Mo. 1914-1917

Courtesy of Thomas Kempland, Concord Village, Mo.

Kroger Grocery at Virginia Street. (See full image below)

These rare images are the work of J.R. Eike, a local photographer. At least one photo was taken by a A.F. Eike, presumed to be a brother. From 1914-1917,  the Eike's captured over a hundred images across St. Louis.  In addition, Eike was a photographer for St. Anthony School and Church so there are a few images of school children and Church functions. Thankfully, although these images were almost thrown away by a previous owner, Thomas Kempland saved them from such a fate and has generously made them available here. Note: These images are copyrighted and are NOT public domain. They are not to be used for any publication outside this webpage without the owner's permission. See also Thomas Kempland and the J.R. Eike Glassplate Discovery.

click here for enlargment

click here for enlargement

click here for enlargment

J.R. Eike, with camera on left. Eike family portrait on right. Click on above images for enlargement. 




Anheuser Busch Brewery: 

Lastest Bevo Plant Construction Pictures (3/18/2002)


Forest Park:

Other Parks:


Church Related:

Most Recent Church Pictures (added 3/18/2002)


New Misc. Images: (added 3/18/2002)

Eike and Family:

Miscellaneous People:

Recent Pictures of People (added 3/18/2002):

See also Thomas Kempland and the J.R. Eike Glassplate Discovery.


Home: History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis

Thomas Kempland and the J.R. Eike Glassplate Discovery.

You are the 338581st Visitor to this Site.

This page was last updated Monday, 19-Aug-2002 22:46:28 CDT by Scott K. Williams, Florissant, Mo.