Panoramas of the City

In the first half of the 20th century, St. Louis photographers used panoramic photography to capture moments from our city’s history—everything from Charles Lindbergh's homecoming and baseball games to protests and disaster relief. The stunning, immersive images they created celebrate St. Louis’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and document the day-to-day lives of its people. 

Panoramas of the City will use over 50 of these photographs to bring St. Louis’s history to life. Through these images—several of which will be blown up so large that you’ll feel like you can walk right through them—you'll be able to experience St. Louis’s past in a way you never have before. You'll learn new stories about the city's rich and diverse history, stories that have been all but forgotten. You’ll see unfamiliar images of familiar moments, images that give us a new perspective on well-known stories from our past. You'll also learn about the process of panoramic photography and have an opportunity to submit panoramas of the St. Louis you know and love.