St. Louis Globe-Democrat Photographs: General Subjects

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Telephone
The first telephone., Photograph circa 1876.
Thankful for Industrial Achievement
"Thanksgiving Harvest, 1943/Americans are thankful for the industrial and scientific achievements of this country, which, great as they are, hold even greater promise for the future. Unfettered and properly encouraged to develop the Native American genius of invention can achieve wonders in the creation of production and transportation facilities. And with the realization of the hope of a post-war, truly democratic society, the fruits of such inventive genius may be extended to the broad masses of American citizens." This art reproduction shows glass-fronted helicopters being piloted away from a residential area. A woman stands to the right of the image, waving at the passengers of the helicopter.
Thanksgiving Dinner Print
"This Thanksgiving dinner print, taken from the book "As We Were" by Bellamy Partridge and Otto Bettmann, depicts a favorite family festival in the America of not so long ago." Underneath the print, woven into the border, is a piece of text that says "Thanksgiving Dinner - Ephraim's Speech".
Thanksgiving Dinner Scene
"This bountiful feast drew all members of the family to a New England farm house in 1871. Father, in the center, prepared to cut a large meat pie." The scene is full of men and women seated at a large dining table as they prepare for dinner. Children are present in the foreground, and the background shows a large fireplace and cabinet with small objects placed on top.
Thanksgiving Pie Preparation
"Peru, Ind., Nov. 23 - Ready for Thanksgiving - Beverly Enyeart prepares pies for the Thanksgiving Day dinner she and her husband and eight children are preparing for anyone who wants to come. The Enyearts say preparing for the meal is a labor of love."
Thanksgiving Prayer
This photo of a print shows "A solemn moment preceded all Puritan Thanksgiving Dinners when the head of the family rose and other members bowed their heads in prayer."
Thanksgiving Turkey Print
"Prospective buyers looked over the farmer's flock of turkeys. This scene was sketched by A. B. Frost in 1890."
Thanksgiving Wishes
Photo of an art print depicting a young girl holding a serving tray in a cook's outfit flanked by a pumpkin and a small sign that reads, "Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving".
Thanksgiving for Soldiers
"Thanksgiving in Egypt: American soldiers dig in at a table loaded with food at the Cairo West Airbase in Egypt. They are in Egypt for the "Bright Star" military maneuvers."
The Bear and Fox Inn Painting
Photograph of a painting depicting pilgrims outside of the Bear and Fox Inn with bare trees next tot he building. There's a small dog barking at a man who's standing in front of the inn, with people looking at him and likewise walking by. At the bottom righthand corner is "Thanksgiving Day" in script.
The Central Filing System for the Business Office
Located on the sixth floor, these files contain all the correspondence of the many departments concerned with the business office and in addition all advertising copy, local and national, is filed here for ready reference. The department is designed especially for compactness and easy accessibility.
The First Thanksgiving Drawing
"Three centuries after the fact, J.L.G. Ferris drew this version of the First Thanksgiving, which shows Pilgrims sharing feast with friendly Indians. Without Squanto's help, it isn't likely there would have been much to be helpful for."
The First Unit of the Globe-Democrat Modern Presses
The first unit of the Globe-Democrat modern presses, formerly used by the Star-Times, was removed from the KXOK building yesterday and installed in the press room. The mammoth moving operation, requiring removal and installation of eight 14-ton units, will continue next week. Foundation preparations have been under way at the Globe-Democrat for several weeks. The two Goss Multi-Color Headlines presses are expected to be in operation by Mar. 1, boosting the press total at the Globe-Democrat to 29 units.
The Flanders' Fields
There are two photos here, one from wartime of World War I and one taken fifty years later. "The Flanders' Fields/Flanders' fields are green again, instead of red with blood as they were 50 years ago. The little army of Belgium, invaded by the Germans, retreated to Flanders. It held on for our years, but half a million Allied soldiers died around Ypres./Top: A Belgian soldier stands amid front-line desolation at the River Yperlee near Ypres, in 1917./Bottom: Fifty years and a second war after World War I, Flanders' fields lie in quiet peace on the River Yperlee near Ypres."
The Globe and Democrat Separate Buildings
Shown here are the Globe and Democrat newspaper offices, then two separate publications. These booths were centrally located and popular stands. The various St. Louis dailies had pagodas, while weekly publications and magazines generally had tents. St. Louis Illustrated, a history published in 1876 by Will Genklin, says that here the representatives of these publications "welcome their friends, drew champaign corks and write puffs--" This picture was taken around 1878. This was taken in the early 1870s when the competing Globe and Democrat erected centrally located offices at the Fair where, as one historian said, representatives "welcome their friends, draw champagne corks and write puffs." Other publications in St. Louis usually set up tents for the Fair which was held in October.
The Globe-Democrat's Pictorial Travelog of Missouri
These photographs taken by staff photographers were originally reproduced in the Gravure Section of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The counties are arranged in alphabetical order.
The Governor's Proclamation Painting
Painting of the 1650 moment where "The Governor's Proclamation of the day of thanks was read in a New England town.".
The Great Smoke Preventive
Picture from the Sunday morning paper on January 1, 1911. Another thing that hasn't changed about St. Louis was then and now trying to fight air pollution...
The Old Globe-Democrat Building
The old Globe-Democrat building at Sixth and Pine streets.
The RMS Lusitania
This photo shows the RMS Lusitania before its sinking. It's surrounded by smaller ships moving alongside it. The steamship has 4 stacks and 2 masts at the bow and stern of the ship.
The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
This scan of a newspaper discussing the sinking of the RMS Lusitania has a blocked out photograph, and a headline that reads "Lusitania Sunk by a Submarine, Probably 1,260 Dead; Twice Torpedoed Off Irish Coast; Sinks in 15 Minutes; Capt. Turner Saved, Frohman and Vanderbilt Missing; Washington Believes that a Grave Crisis is at Hand". There is a notice acknowledging that travel on the Atlantic could result in the encounter of war, and "...travellers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.".
The Type Assembly Line
Then the linotype operator puts the copy into the type. Another operator sets the heading. It is then delivered to the make-up man.
They Take the Place of the Old Time Telegrapher
Part of the Western Union equipment in the new building is these automatic sending and receiving machines which perform the work once done entirely by the telegraph operator. Messages are received on a moving tape just as if they had been written on a typewriter. An attendant clips the tape to copy paper size, pastes it into a running story--and it is ready for the editor. Messages are also sent from this office over an automatic machine.
They Will Be In Print Soon
These rolls of paper are traveling on a conveyer from the sub-basement to the reel room above where they will be attached to machines and fed automatically into the presses on the floor above. Each roll weighs between 1600 and 1800 pounds.
This Is Where Water Is Reclaimed
This is a spray pond on the roof where water is reclaimed from the Wood automatic plate-making machinery on the second floor. The water is pumped through the sprays, cooled and then returned to the tanks on the second floor.
To the Victors Belong the Spoils-Here They Are
This table, heavily laden with awards, drew major attention from the 350 athletes and guests present last night at the annual Municipal Athletic Association banquet at the Missouri Athletic Association. The trophies in the center of the table are the ones awarded by the Globe-Democrat to the 19 divisional baseball winners. The 38 members of the North and South Side All-Star teams were given belt buckles by the Globe-Democrat.
Trafalgar Square
This photo of Trafalgar Square shows a crowd gathered around the monument as a speech is given concerning the war effort. A lion statue sits to the right of the makeshift stage. In the background is a sign for Bovril and Schweppes Ginger Ale, and a two-story bus. There's a sign behind the speakers which reads, "We're both needed to serve the Guns!"
Trench of Deceased Soldiers
This photo is a vertical view of a trench with deceased soldiers and clothing filling the bottom of the trench. The ground is muddy, and the hills on either side of the trench slope inward. They are peppered with soldiers and brush.

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