Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930 by Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz
During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the St. Louis Street Department generated one of the most extensive troves of photographs ever taken of the city. Ostensibly created to document municipal challenges and improvements, the images inadvertently captured richly detailed scenes of everyday life. Out of the thousands taken, only a few hundred survived and are housed at the Missouri Historical Society. Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz collected and analyzed the images for this beautiful hardback book.