A Selection of Glass Plates of St. Louis, c. 1900
When a good friend from Chicago offered me 5 boxes of century old glass plates, I jumped at the chance to own them. Presented here is a small selection of thirty images, circa 1900 St. Louis, Missouri. These images represent views lost in time, in this instance, views never seen before. The land east of Washington University can be seen being cleared for the 1904 World’s Fair; and people played and picnicked in Tower Grove Park, one of the finest Victorian Parks left in the United States. The riverfront was busy with the coming and going of riverboats carrying goods from faraway places.
Industry was booming, and it was a grand time to be an American.
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