Archive for October, 2013

3-Dimensional Business Cards

The brick wall was – and still is – the ideal location for a business owner to tell the world his name and trade. Throughout the City of St. Louis, one may still see evidence of this most basic and succinct form of advertising. Undertaker – EmbalmerManchester Ave. So. St. Louis ca. 1980 Partly obscured […]

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Hats, Shoes and Overalls

Hats and shoes have always been staples of the St. Louis economy. Indeed, the old expression about the St. Louis Browns was, “First in shoes, first in booze, and last in the American League.” What is now The Washington Avenue Historic District, commonly called “the Loft District”—an area bounded by Delmar Avenue to the north, […]

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