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Identifier: P0178

Title: George Stark Collection

Description: George Stark (ca. 1871-1946) was the first professional newspaper photographer in St. Louis. His work was first published in the St. Louis Globe Democrat in 1898. Other Stark photographs may be found in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Collection construction series to November 1902. The George Stark Collection contains a suede leather photograph album of 72 snapshot photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and a 45-page viewbook "St. Louis Today" published by Robert A. Reid with the Business Men's League of Saint Louis around 1910. It also contains four albumen photographic prints by Stark of the 1900 streetcar strike. Subjects include: fair illuminated at night; 1904 World's Fair; fair after a rain shower; Boer War reenactment; float with "the first cable car"; exhibit palaces; Pike scene by night; pedestrians; lagoon; Louisiana Purchase Monument; statues and sculptures; Festival Hall; Missouri building; state buildings; lagoon and canals; Italy building; foreign country buildings; transportation parade; Native Americans; side view of the Cascades; view of the observation tower; elephant; camel; rowboat life-saving drill using the boat "Intrepid" in the lagoon; entrance to "Creation" display; Negritos; military drill; power generator; Liberty Bell; Jerusalem exhibit; Floral Clock; gondolas; Chinese furniture display; Samal Moros; Philippine village; geishas from Japan; Cingalese dancers; Washington University; high-rise office buildings; factories; Shaw's Garden; Mercantile Club; St. Louis City Hall; views of streets; Eads Bridge; riverfront view; riverboats; steamer "Cape Girardeau"; streetcars; St. Louis Cathedral; dry goods stores; Missouri Baptist Sanitarium; Fine Art Museum; City Hospital; Portland Place; St. Louis Union Station; Merchant's Bridge; religious buildings; churches; St. Louis Club; University Club; American Brake Company; residential streets; schools; Mississippi Glass Company; banks; parks; Blanke-Wenneker Candy Company; streetcar lines; effigy; men with guns in a streetcar shed; men with deputy star badges and guns; (more).

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1900 - ca. 1910

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: George Stark (St. Louis)

Subjects: Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Strikes and lockouts

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