Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis’

Robert “Ferd” Frank Photographer

Through the last 12 years as a self taught photographer, I have shot many subjects ranging from all-girl roller derby action to “warts and all” portraiture to life on the Meramec River near my home in Fenton, Missouri. One of my favorite things is photographing the deterioration in blighted communities, so you could say I […]

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A Tale Of Two Feed Mills

OK Hatchery / Hay Grain Flour and Feed Kirkwood, Missouri 2011 Stripping paint from this building at 111 W. Argonne Drive, near the Kirkwood train station, revealed vintage commercial signs: Coulter Feed Co. with the Purina Checkerboard pattern and a Bull Durham Tobacco sign on the side. The building dates to 1912 and was built […]

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The Sot-Weed Factor

Tobacco Road once came through St. Louis and vicinity. These five sign walls, featuring four smoking brands, were signposts along the way. See also Weisert Tobacco Co. for more local tobacco lore. Gibbons Grocery  / Mail Pouch Tobacco St. Elmo, IL 1987 “Treat Yourself To The Best.” While barns got the most attention, the Helme […]

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