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There are several photo collections in St. Louis that are worthy of mention. Missouri Historical Society and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection are two places to visit.
The Missouri Historical Society has the Swekosky photographic collection, which preserves the heritage of St. Louis. This collection has over 3700 prints and 4200 negatives. The photos include architecture and citizens. This collection contains photos from orphan homes, schools, citizens gathering on street corners or during a picnic.
The index of the Kreinekamp photo collection is available. This collection captures the history of west St. Louis County, in an area now called Wildwood.
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection housed at the Thomas Jefferson Library on the University of Missouri Campus has an extensive photo collection at with a searchable database.
An assortment of St. Louis images and photos is available at Scott Williams' History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis website.
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