1800s Photos from St. Louis, MO

1800s Photos from St. Louis, MO

This is my final set from the first batch of old photos. They appear to be taken mostly by St. Louis city photographers and photographers who were in the Carondelet neighborhood at the turn of the century.

The two boys’ eyes haunt one photo, taken by Star Gallery… What silly looking turn of the century kids, and what attitude! I wonder who they are and what became of them…. and the two girls who look like they’re dressed for their First Communion (I think?).

I wonder about the girl with the tambourine taken by Schweig and Cohl. Was it a Jewish thing? Was she an exotic dancer? A gypsy? I am totally ignorant, but the elaborate costume, her pose, and the tambourine stand out from all of these other turn of the century photos…

About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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