Archer Alexander portrait

On April 14, 1876, the eleventh anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a handsome…

Thomas Allen portrait

Thomas Allen was among the most prominent and powerful individuals who led St. Louis in its transition from…

Celia, the property of Robert Newsom, stood trial in Fulton, Missouri, in 1855 for the murder of her master, a…

A portrait of Alexander Doniphan, painted by George Caleb Bingham around 1850

Born on July 9, 1808, in Mason County, Kentucky, Alexander William Doniphan was the son of…

1.	This lithograph depicts Sister Rose Philippine Duchesne late in life. No known photographs of Sister Duchesne are known to exist.

Rose Philippine Duchesne, a French pioneer missionary on the American frontier, was born on…

print illustration of the Marquis de Lafayette

In 1824–1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, famous veteran of the Revolutionary War, returned to America to make a…

The Lemp Brewery bottling plant at Cherokee Street and Carondelet Avenue

The Lemp Brewery in St. Louis was established by Johann Adam Lemp in the early…

Van Horn Tavern in 1913

The Gentry–Threlkeld–Van Horn Tavern, usually referred to as the Van Horn Tavern, was…