The Great Depression and drought hit the people of Missouri, the ‘Show Me” state, hard just as in other states. However, the people found a way to survive in the rural sections. Some of the ways they made do with whatever they had is pretty amazing. These photographs ‘show’ how life was in 1936 for many […]
This rabbit hunting trip in 1926 turned out to be quite an adventure!
A crazy way to get better vision by Ernie Powers One Friday evening after school my two brothers and myself took our dog and went rabbit hunting. Just south of our house was a section (640) acres) of meadow land; running through this was a slough; on each side of the slough was high grass […]
Life was hard for sharecroppers [pictures] in Southeast Missouri in the years after the Great Depression
Southast Missouri is known as the “boot heel”, ‘Mississippi lowlands”, or “swamp east”. Located in the northernmost portion of the Mississippi delta, it is composed largely of rich alluvial soils and includes some of the richest farm lands in the state. Stories abound about this section of the state such as: The boot heel was […]
Historic interview & pictures with actual Immigrants who traveled to Oregon, New Mexico and California with vintage photographs
Great Depression and Dust Bowl Between the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, families had no other course but to leave the prairie lands and immigrant to the western states to become migrant workers. Below are vivid photographs documenting the difficulties they encountered on the road and interviews by the WPA with four men, Wayne […]
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis – Great pics of St. Louis Fair includes a photo of Geronimo!
St. Louis World’s Fair In 1904, the World’s Fair took place in St. Louis, Missouri. The photographs below give you a glimpse of what it was like. The double pictures were made for stereoscopes which were popular at the time. A stereoscope or stereo viewer is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting […]
St. Louis, Missouri World’s Fair – there were many Native American exhibits as these pics show
The World’s Fair took place in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Below are some stereoscope pictures of many of the Native Americans at the event. David K. [i.e., R.] Francis declaring the exposition opened, World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 A pike parade before Fair Japan, looking east, World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 Iowa and Mississippi […]