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M-170: Lemen Collection of St. Louis Photographs

DATE:  ca. 1900 - 1929

CREATOR: Holt, Charles Clement (1866-1925)

SCOPE: The photographs, taken originally by city photographer Charles Clement Holt (1866-1925) and his staff during the first two decades of the twentieth century, show daily life in the bustling metropolis of St. Louis from a street-level perspective. Many locations are identified on verso.

EXTENT: 1 print box of approximately 400 photographic prints

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: This collection of early twentieth-century photographs were printed by Dick Lemen from negatives in the collection of Dr. William G. Swekosky. The prints, given by Mr. Lemen to the Mercantile Library over a twenty-year period, were officially donated in the 1980s

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-100 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Currently these images are being digitized in partnership with Virtually Missouri.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.