The Library Needs Your Help to Identify These Historic St. Louis Photos


The St. Louis Public Library is in need of a few good volunteer researchers with an eye for investigating historic photos.

Two "Street Smarts" events at the St. Louis Public Library, scheduled for August 16 and September 16, will connect participants with librarians, reference maps and research tools to give them the best shot at pinpointing the locations of hundreds of historic St. Louis photos held in the Lemen Streets and Sewers Collection.

To help you get your photo-sleuthing started, we've selected 54 unidentified St. Louis photos from the collection.

Did you recognize the location or people in a particular photo? Note the image's "identifier" (the file name located beneath each photo) and head over to this Google form to let the library's Special Collections Department know about your find!