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H.E. Dimmick and Company Gun Shop, 113-115 North First Street.

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Identifier: N10796

Title: H.E. Dimmick and Company Gun Shop, 113-115 North First Street.

Description: Print of a four-story building with people and horse-drawn vehicles in front of it. Typed note on back: "Illustration from advertisement of Hart, Mapother & Co.- R.V. Kennedy & Co's 1859 St. Louis City Directory. 115 North First Street: H. E. Dimmick & Co's 'Great Western Emporium for Shot Guns, Rifles and Pistols- at the Sign of the Deer in the Window' was located here at the opening of the Civil War. Following the surrender of Camp Jackson, May 10, 1861, the shop was attacked by a crowd which secured several guns. Dimick & Co. kept a gun shop from 1849 to 1875. 113-115 North First Street: Dred Scott Slave Case- After Dred Scott's Suit was brought in St. Louis County Court in 1846, and tried twice in the Old St. Louis Courthouse as a state case, it was tried in Federal District Court in an upstairs room of thish building, in May 1854. From here the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court and the historic Dred Scott Decision of 1857. "

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1859

Type(s): Photograph of An Engraving
Image

Maker/Creator: Hart Mapother

Subjects: Hart Mapother
vertical
black and white
outdoors
Dimmick and Company Gun Shop
Commercial buildings
Business, Industry and Finance

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