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HISTORY: August Richard Schmidt known as G. R. Schmidt, 1877-1967, was a St. Louis, Missouri wood merchant.
SCOPE: Scrapbooks primarily of St. Louis newspaper clippings pasted on each page, some from German language newspapers. Topic include: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Fiftieth Anniversary," 1928; McKinley inauguration and assination; science; history and politics, such as: Prohibition, Neutraily Act, Franklin D. Roosevelt and World War II; poems; aphorisms; articles by George E. Sokolsky.
Letters and assorted cards and sketches by Oscar Berninghaus to Gus Schmidt, 1926-1952. Correspondence between Oscar E. Berninghaus, distinguished American painter, founder of Taos Art Colony and painter of 5 murals in the Missouri State Capital Building and Augus R. (Gus) Schmidt, 1877-1967, a long time friend and merchant of St. Louis.
Assorted emphemera relating to George R. Schmidt, son of August R. Schmidt including handwritten and illustrated book for the birthday of Gus Schmidt, attributed to Oscar Berninghaus.
HOLDINGS: 10 large scapbooks of mostly of St. Louis newspaper clippings, 1895-1948. ca. 1400 pp. 1 box (204) letters, including cards and sketches. 1 box of emphera containing clippings, political speeches, photos and handwritten book.
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