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The Picturing 1930s St. Louis: Sievers Studio Collection project is made possible by an NHPRC grant from the National Archives.
31, October 2016

Memorial Photography in St. Louis

The Picturing 1930s St. Louis: Sievers Studio Collection project is made possible by an NHPRC grant from the National Archives.
 
 
 

Today is Halloween, a day when thoughts naturally turn to the occult, the supernatural, and the otherworldly. Photos of the dead fall squarely in this category, right? Read more »

25, October 2016

Picturing 1930s St. Louis: An Introduction

Last month, the Missouri History Museum’s Photographs and Prints department began work on an exciting project involving the Sievers Studio Collection. The studio was founded in 1917 by professional commercial photographer Isaac Sievers. Over time, its staff expanded to include several photographers. Isaac’s son, Alvin, joined the business after World War II and kept it going until 1989. Throughout its 72 years of operation, the Sievers Studio captured 264 linear feet of negatives and prints—that’s the length of an entire city block! The Picturing 1930s St. Read more »