The following are pre-1923 published historic images (including postcards) of St. Louis or St. Louis County that are now in public domain (or permission was granted from owners, where a copyright may exist).
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Postcards (most not from my collection)
Free Antique Metro St. Louis Postcard Web Graphics (Historical views, Victorian themes For your Family History/Genealogy albums, not-for-profit publication/website OR Family Album, and other upon requests.)
My Antique Irish Postcard Collection (for those with this special interest)
Home: History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis
Circus comes to town. Elephants passing Johansen Bros. Shoe Company, circa 1914-1917. From the private collection of Thomas Kempland (Concord Village, Mo.). [Full size image]
Thomas Kempland Glass Plate Photography Collection. Amazing glassplate images by St. Louisan Joseph Eike, found no where else.
Bygone Days Aboard the S.S. Admiral, St. Louis, Mo. Summary history plus three groupings of snapshots showing the Admiral during its heyday, as a river excursion ship.
"Doc" Thomas M Sayman Photographs, another Thomas Kempland Collection. Doc Sayman made a fortune selling soap in St. Louis and purchased Roaring River State Park as a gift to the State of Missouri. Photos of Medicine shows, store fronts, the annual employee ball, picnic, early advertisement cards, old company wagon, ect.
1927 Tornado Disaster, rare snapshots of damage by tornado that cut a swath through central St. Louis City. (Original photographs owned by Scott Williams) 11 March, 2002
1896 St. Louis-Cyclone Damage early published photos, now in public domain. Courtesy of Terry Harmon.
St. Louis Policeman about 1923 to 1929 (Officer Earnest Earl Duke photographed in full uniform and outside E. R. Rice's Mercantile and Cigars) Contributed by Cheryl Duke.
Dixie Sandwich Systems A deli that operated at 6th and Pine from the 1920's-1940's. A former St. Louis chain with 18 locations.
Everett School, 1890 Room #1. St. Louis, Mo.
Navy Zeppelin, ZR-1 and Birdseye View of 1923 St. Louis. (From collection of Terry Harmon)
James O. Williams Chicken Farm, Ferguson, Mo. (1920's-1960's) Web author's family home.
The Georgia Clark Photo Collection. 1900-1927. St. Louis riverfront, Madison Elementary School, ect.
World War I Soldiers/Sailors of St. Louis City/County.
The Willie Daly Scrapbook, circa 1910. Photos of people and sights around St. Louis, collected by schoolboy, almost a century ago. Terry Harmon Collection, posted 7 Feb 2002
"Breakdown on Gravois Road" at intersection with Mecklenberg Street (early newspaper clipping, of unknown date, contributed by Lynn DePont) (posted Jan. 2002)
School Children, Shaw School (Oct 1887) Kuhn Brothers Photographers, 1628 Olive Street. Contributed by Thomas Kempland. (Jan. 2002)
Missouri Pottery and Supply Company (Hoffmeister and Mo. Pacific RR) New truck and possibly owners. Contributed by Thomas Kempland. (Jan. 2002)
Sigel School Baseball Team, 1910. Contributed by Thomas Kempland. (Jan. 2002)
St. Joseph Catholic Church, North 12th (Interior view North 12th, during Rev. John B. Gerst's first Solemn High Mass, June 29, 1924.) Contributed by Rev. Gerst's neice, Leanne Blumfelder Ripper of Kansas City, Mo. Photo originally owned by Gerst's sister, Josephine (Gerst) Blumfelder of St. Louis. (posted Nov. 2001)
Photos belonging to Cynthia Sizeler (posted Sept. 2001)
18) 1915, photos from Florence (nee Steiner) and Ed Schmidt Family album. They resided at 337 Hoffmeister. In the photos they were showing Kathryn and Ernest Heiland, around town. The Heilands returned to St. Louis from Jersey City, NJ. (Courtesy of Thomas Kempland) (posted 31 Jan 2002)
Old stone house that once stood at 9th and Russell, St. Louis, Mo.
Kindergarten at Baden Elementary School (1900-1901) ?? Excellent example of the style of clothes being worn at this time period. The photo belonged to my grandmother, Lily A. Morris, (daughter of Frank W. Morris and Martha Amy Carter) born Feb 6, 1895. She grew up in the Baden neighborhood of north St. Louis. This is a class photo, probably a kindergarten at Baden Elementary School (1900-1901). Lily is the first girl seated on the ground, front left. She is the grandmother Scott Williams, and later resided in Ferguson. No other persons in this photo has been identified. [Larger Image]
Tebelmann Baking Company, circa 1925 Blair Avenue & O'Fallon Street, St. Louis.
B.H. Stoltman Real Estate Co., 4003/4005 Chouteau Ave. 1918
Soulard Fruit and Produce Co., 1700 S. Ninth St.
Camp Gaillard, Chain of Rocks area, St. Louis World War I Encampment, 12th Engineers. (Public Domain)
Photographic Histories of St. Louis Aviation, including the 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, MoANG. (includes the Wilbur Tackaberry photo collection)
Missouri Volunteers, Battery A, Spanish American War (public domain)
Early Aerial Photography over Jefferson Barracks (Scott K. Williams collection)
Other Images from Public Domain sources:
St. Louis Courthouse, 1844 Daguerreotype image, Source: "St. Louis the Fourth City 1764-1909", by Walter B. Stevens, 1909.
1854 View of St. Louis from Lucas Place.
Published images that now are public domain:
St. Louis, circa 1890. View looking West from the "Old Courthouse". Sketch by Louis Glaser and Charles Frey of Germany. Published 1891 by Wittemann Brothers. Full sized image: 622 Kb
Dates are approximate based on postmark date or style of card. For this reason there may be identical postcards with differing dates.
View looking East at the old brick water tower near Bissell Point (located adjacent to Grand Ave.) Scott K. Williams Collection.
My kindergarten through 3rd grade...
1936-1939.... "Middle School" was connected East, then 7th and 8th grade east
of that. Location of this building was directly facing Evergreen on Ella
Avenue. The building was unused during WWII, the for a year or so, it was
used for Veteran Vocational training. By 1948-1949 It was St. Louis
County Vocational School, I attended one year as a student.--Robert Haefner
Collection, 18 Feb 2006
unidentified German Church, probably in South St. Louis (Lutheran or German Evangelical Reformed ?)
undated, Mardi-Gras Night, Cave Dancing Academy, St. Louis, Mo. Ahern & Albers, Owners"
1915 St. Louis Charity Bazaar for the widows & orphans of WW1 Germany (RARE)
1913 "Great Mississippi Ice Gorge", courtesy Terry Harmon. Select image or link below for enlargement.
1917 Johnson Ford advertisement (Humorous! located at Olive Street, St. Louis)
1922 Fairgrounds Park (Playground)
Metro St. Louis Historic Postcard (Antique Postcard Collection of Metro St. Louis, Alton, ect. Buildings, Churches, Street scenes, parks, railroads, river scenes) Scott K. Williams Collection, Florissant, Mo.
Relieving the guard at Street Car Depot at Jefferson Barracks. This is a pre-1917 (WWI) and post Spanish American war image. Collection of Scott K. Williams.
James B. Whitlow Collection, of Hoxie, Arkansas.(18 Feb 2006) Thanks for sharing this Jefferson Barracks Train Depot Postcard (circa 1900) [Enlarged]
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