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M-143: Howard Day Photograph Collection

HISTORY: Howard Day was a premier downtown St. Louis portrait photographer from the 1930s to the 1970s. His company also was employed by various businesses in the St. Louis region for site assignments. Day also documented the city of St. Louis in transition after the World War II through his camera. This collection was donated to the Mercantile Library in 1990 by the Day Photo Company.

SCOPE: A mid-twentieth-century collection, this large group of photographs is particularly strong in St. Louis views, buildings, events and aerial shots of the urban environment. It is also strong in transportation subjects, especially concerning the barge and towing industry.

HOLDINGS: Approximately 7500 negatives and photographic prints

ACCESS: A finding aid for this collection is not yet available. Please contact the staff members listed below for information regarding this collection.

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