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Identifier: P0003

Title: Ralph D'Oench Collection

Description: The Ralph D'Oench Collection contains about 3,000 glass and color film slides of St. Louis events, architecture, and suburban communities from 1940 to 1985 with an emphasis in the 1960s. D'Oench was a real estate man and amateur photographer who created the slides for a series of lectures contrasting the historic and current St. Louis. Most of the Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides in the collection were taken by D'Oench, and the majority of the historical black and white slides are images from the Missouri Historical Society's collections. Subjects include: Veiled Prophet parade and ball; Clayton; Lucas and Hunt Village; historic buildings; downtown St. Louis; sporting events; Mississippi River riverfront; Fourth of July celebrations; 4th of July; Shaw's Garden; Washington University; 1964 World's Fair in New York; bridges; flood scenes; grocery store and hardware store interior views; St. Louis street scenes; religious buildings; churches; West County shopping center; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1940 - 1985

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Ralph D'Oench



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