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Pruss Souvenir Postcard Studio Collection

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Identifier: P0370

Title: Pruss Souvenir Postcard Studio Collection

Description: Boris Pruss owned and ran the Pruss Souvenir Postcard Studios on Market Street across from St. Louis Union Station and on South 18th Street around 1908, producing photographic postcard or "real-photo" postcards. Pruss sold his business to Morris Rosenstroch in the 1920s. The Pruss Souvenir Postcard Studio Collection contains about 80 Pruss family, Rosenstroch family, and unidentified family photos on postcards and cabinet cards. Subjects include: Harry Rosenstroch; postcard photograph studio storefront; commercial business; Boris Pruss; New Year's greeting cards in English and Hebrew; weddings; people posed in stationary automobiles; man on stilts; Jewish men in prayer shawls; child in doughboy soldier helmet with a flag.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1907 - 1931

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Pruss (St. Louis); Block Brothers (St. Louis)



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