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Description of Pictures: Seeking St. Louis: Currents and Reflections
Exhibit Dates: Continuing Exhibit
Delve into the history of the Gateway City from its founding through the new millennium with the twin galleries that make up Seeking St. Louis.
In Currents, trace the lives of the fur traders and explorers, immigrants and factory workers, soldiers and citizens who played a role in St. Louis’s development. Spanning nearly 200 years, this interactive gallery takes visitors on a journey from early settlement through the Civil War and its aftermath. Experience the city’s disasters and triumphs, from terrible fires and a cholera outbreak to the end of slavery and the growth of local businesses.
In Reflections, witness the cultural and technological changes that reshaped St. Louis into a complex metropolitan region. Check out sports memorabilia from the Cardinals, Blues, Rams, and Browns, then play a game of washers while learning about neighborhood parks. Celebrate the music of legends with a local connection, such as Scott Joplin and Chuck Berry, and read the work of St. Louis writers, including T. S. Eliot and Kate Chopin. Take a walk through local history in the 20th century, from human rights struggles and major wars to the construction of the Gateway Arch.
Organized by the Missouri History Museum. Admission to the Missouri History Museum and this signature exhibit is free.
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MHMSE2_180918_009.JPG: And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
-- T.S. Eliot
MHMSE2_180918_023.JPG: An Alternative Commemoration
MHMSE2_180918_026.JPG: Clearing the Riverfront
MHMSE2_180918_029.JPG: Covering the River des Peres, 1927
by Tom P. Barnett
MHMSE2_180918_036.JPG: The River des Peres
MHMSE2_180918_037.JPG: The Renewed City
MHMSE2_180918_041.JPG: The Practical City
MHMSE2_180918_044.JPG: Planning a Segregated City
MHMSE2_180918_047.JPG: The 1907 City Plan
MHMSE2_180918_051.JPG: The Beautiful City
MHMSE2_180918_053.JPG: Urban Visions
MHMSE2_180918_061.JPG: Eero Saarinen, 1946
by Lily Saarinen (reproduction)
MHMSE2_180918_065.JPG: Designing a Monument
MHMSE2_180918_068.JPG: Reflecting on the Arch
MHMSE2_180918_070.JPG: Night view of the Gateway Arch, 1995
MHMSE2_180918_072.JPG: Original drawing for the second stage of the design competition, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, 1947
MHMSE2_180918_076.JPG: Sculling Steel Company employees' entrance sign, ca 1940
MHMSE2_180918_093.JPG: The Great Depression
MHMSE2_180918_097.JPG: Out of Work, ca 1935
by Aimee Schweig
MHMSE2_180918_101.JPG: National Trends
MHMSE2_180918_104.JPG: The Sculling Steel Sign
MHMSE2_180918_107.JPG: Entrance to Sculling Steel Plant, ca 1944
MHMSE2_180918_114.JPG: Scullin Steel
MHMSE2_180918_116.JPG: Telegram, President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Col Harry Scullin, Chairman of the St. Louis Committee, National Recovery Act, December 13, 1942
MHMSE2_180918_120.JPG: The Auto Industry
MHMSE2_180918_122.JPG: Horseless Carriage, ca 1900
MHMSE2_180918_137.JPG: McDonnell Douglas
MHMSE2_180918_148.JPG: John F. Kennedy Speaking at the McDonnell Aircraft Plant, 1963
by John Souris
MHMSE2_180918_159.JPG: Women at Work
MHMSE2_180918_163.JPG: Teamsters Local 688
MHMSE2_180918_166.JPG: Constructing the Arch
MHMSE2_180918_168.JPG: Percy Green and Richard Daly (bottom) clinging to ladder on north leg of the Arch to bring attention to CORE's demand for one thousand jobs for African Americans, July 14, 1964
MHMSE2_180918_171.JPG: Base section of Arch under fabrication at Scullin Steel, 1962
MHMSE2_180918_173.JPG: Section of north leg of Arch being hoisted, July 1, 1964
MHMSE2_180918_176.JPG: Who Will Build the Arch?
MHMSE2_180918_182.JPG: Reflecting on Rights
MHMSE2_180918_185.JPG: Demonstration on the Arch grounds, Moratorium Day, November 14, 1969
MHMSE2_180918_194.JPG: Ivory Perry's straw hat, ca 1960
MHMSE2_180918_198.JPG: Ivory Perry
MHMSE2_180918_204.JPG: Civil Rights
"Back to Slave Quarters!", ca 1916
MHMSE2_180918_209.JPG: Legalizing Segregation
MHMSE2_180918_211.JPG: Racial Justice
MHMSE2_180918_213.JPG: 1917: Riots in East St. Louis
MHMSE2_180918_219.JPG: Homer G. Phillips
MHMSE2_180918_222.JPG: 1937: Homer G. Phillips Hospital
MHMSE2_180918_225.JPG: 1944: The CCRC Sit-Ins
MHMSE2_180918_227.JPG: Lloyd Gaines
MHMSE2_180918_230.JPG: Lloyd Gaines
Tate Hall, School of Law, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1930s
MHMSE2_180918_235.JPG: The Fairgrounds Swimming Pool Incident
MHMSE2_180918_238.JPG: L.S. Curtis asking superintendent Louis Fierer to allow his sons into Fairground Park swimming pool after they were denied admission, 1950
MHMSE2_180918_244.JPG: Lots for sale in Claggett's Subdivision, 1877
MHMSE2_180918_250.JPG: Map of the City of St. Louis, Distribution of Negro Population, census of 1930
The hatched lines indicate the neighborhoods within which St. Louis real estate professionals hoped to limit African American property ownership. Such discriminatory practices were undermined by the Supreme Court's decision in Shelley v. Kraemer
MHMSE2_180918_463.JPG: Grant Green,
"Jean de Fleur"
MHMSE2_180918_466.JPG: John Hartford,
"Delta Queen Waltz"
MHMSE2_180918_472.JPG: Scott Joplin
"Maple Leaf Rag"
MHMSE2_180918_479.JPG: Michael McDonald,
"I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)"
MHMSE2_180918_486.JPG: The Zoo-Museum District
MHMSE2_180918_489.JPG: St. Louis Zoo
MHMSE2_180918_495.JPG: The Dance and Beyond:
Katherine Dunham's Cultural Legacy
MHMSE2_180918_497.JPG: Bamboche! costumes, 1962
MHMSE2_180918_500.JPG: The Dance and Beyond:
Katherine Dunham's Cultural Legacy
MHMSE2_180918_506.JPG: Creative Places
MHMSE2_180918_516.JPG: Chuck Berry guitar
MHMSE2_180918_520.JPG: "One day [in second grade] I cut out some letters of the alphabet, spelling St. Louis, and pasted them on my forehead. I placed each letter on backwards so it would be read forwards by the teacher. I marched up to her desk unrequested and stood wordless, presented my essay to her. She rose without comment and led me to the principal's office."
-- Chuck Berry, 1987
MHMSE2_180918_524.JPG: Scott Joplin
MHMSE2_180918_529.JPG: Kate Chopin
MHMSE2_180918_536.JPG: Chuck Berry
MHMSE2_180918_546.JPG: Charles Eames
MHMSE2_180918_553.JPG: T.S. Eliot
MHMSE2_180918_556.JPG: "I feel there is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big river, which is incommunicable to those who have not... Of course I have spent many years out of America altogether, but Missouri and the Mississippi have made a deeper impression on me than any other part of the world."
-- T.S. Eliot, 1930
MHMSE2_180918_559.JPG: Willie Mae Ford Smith
MHMSE2_180918_567.JPG: Fireworks display at first Fourth of July celebration under the completed Gateway Arch, 1966
MHMSE2_180918_572.JPG: A National Park Downtown
MHMSE2_180918_578.JPG: The Gateway Arch
Reflections on St. Louis
MHMSE2_180918_580.JPG: Logo for St. Louis Electrical Connection, 1999
MHMSE2_180918_590.JPG: A Symbol of the Spirit
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Wikipedia Description: Missouri History Museum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Missouri History Museum is located in St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park. The museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society and was founded in 1866.
The Jefferson Memorial Building, built in 1913 with profits from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is the current home of the museum.
In 2000, the Emerson Center, a significant building addition was completed, boosting attendance and exhibition capacity. The Emerson Center, featuring a ground-to-roof southern glass facade, was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, and included substantially more exhibition space, as well as an auditorium, classrooms, a restaurant and gift shop. The Emerson Center was selected by the American Institute of Architects's Committee on the Environment as an example of architectural design that protects and enhances the environment. It is an example of a green museum.
Collections and Exhibits:
The museum permanent collection includes both national artifacts, as well as Missouri and St. Louis related materials, such as local colonial and native artifacts, Louisiana Purchase Exhibition artifacts, and items relating to Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis". A replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis" can be found in the museum. A large amount of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition are also housed in the permanent collection, as St. Louis was the starting point for that venture.
Recent travelling exhibits and events have included items related to the Fox Theatre's restoration and renovation, the Road to Freedom tour (celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act), and, prominently, the Lewis and Clark National Bicentennial Exhibition.
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