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10, October 2017

Hidden Gems of Our Photos & Prints Archives

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Missouri Historical Society's photograph and print collections for 20 years now, and even in that amount of time there are still images I’ve never seen. We have more than 900 distinct collections of related images that include, at our best estimate, about 1 million pictures. Some collections, such as the Easterly Daguerreotype Collection, and anything having to do with the 1904 World’s Fair, the riverfront, or St. Read more »

11, April 2016

Looking Back: Busch Memorial Stadium

We're excited about the start of baseball season here at MHM! To celebrate, we dove into the archives for this special collection of photographs of the original Busch Memorial Stadium (1966–2005). Renowned architectural photographer Henry T. "Mac" Mizuki snapped these shots in 1967, less than a year after the orignal Busch Stadium opened to the public, and captured images of spaces most Cardinals fans would never get the chance to see. Click through the gallery below to check them out! Read more »

17, December 2014

Mid-Century St. Louis Through the Lens of the Mac Mizuki Photography Studio Collection

For the past year, I have had the great pleasure of processing the Mac Mizuki Photography Studio collection at the Museum. This collection contains negatives and other material created by Henry T. “Mac” Mizuki in the course of operating his independent photography studio. My job has been to rehouse and catalog the 1,590 separate job assignments included in the collection. Mizuki opened his studio around 1953 and remained in business until his retirement in 1985 or 1986. Read more »