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Identifier: P0014

Title: Strauss Studio Collection

Description: Julius Caesar Strauss (1857-1924) established his photography studio in St. Louis in 1879. The Strauss studio was nationally known and was the premier studio in the city at its high point. The J.C. Strauss Studio was in operation from 1879 until 1940 when his son, Lewis Strauss, closed the studio and moved to California. The Strauss Studio Collection includes photographs of prominent St. Louisans, family photographs and memorabilia, and fifteen examples of Strauss's experiments with autochromes (the first practical color photography process). Many examples of Strauss's work can also be found in the Portraits Collection, however, this collection is indexed only by subject name. Some original Strauss glass plate negatives of portraits can also be found in the Glass Plate Negatives Collection. Access to the Glass Plate Negative Collection requires curatorial permission and staff handling. Photograph Albums include: - "The Bench and Bar of St. Louis." Three albums each containing about 70 identified photos of judges and attorneys. - "Representative Missourians." Three albums, each containing 100 identified photographs of men with accompanying biographical sheets. A table of contents is in the front of each volume. The first album of "Representative Missourians" was disbound and is now in two boxes. Album 2 is dated 1936; album 3, 1937. - "Bankers and Brokers of St. Louis." One album of 70 identified portraits of men. - "Manufacturers of St. Louis." One album of 55 identified portraits of men arranged alphabetically by last name. - "Railway Officials of St. Louis." One album of 72 identified portraits of men arranged alphabetically by last name. - "Cyclone Views, St. Louis MO, Made by J.C. Strauss May 27 1896." One album with 40 identified photos of the damage left by the 1896 tornado disaster.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1895 - ca 1941

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: J.C. Strauss (St. Louis); Strauss Studio (St. Louis)



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