It Looks Easy “Barnacle” [Sep/ Oct: The Antikamnia Calender, 1900 Louis Crusius was a pharmacist and surgeon as well as an artist. He created these humorous drawings for promotional calendars distributed by Antikamnia, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the medicines Antikamnia manufactured were painkillers that contained opium and cocaine.*
Young Woman in Green ca1900 William James Glackens (1870-1938American) Oil on canvas St Louis Art Museum St Louis Missouri Canvas Art - William James Glackens (18 x 24)
Three boys walking on a sidewalk on an unidentified street past signs posted by the St. Louis Bill Posting Company advertising home sales in Florissant and the Globe Soap Company. (1900) Missouri History Museum
In 1804, when the Louisiana Purchase was officially transferred to the United States, the settlement included a bakery, two taverns, three blacksmiths, two mills, and a doctor. Several grocers also operated from their homes, selling merchandise at outrageous prices due to high transportation costs. From St. Louis, Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis & Clark to explore the new Louisiana Territory in May, 1804. when the explorers returned in September, 1806, city became the "Gateway to the West".SL
St. Louis legalized prostitution in 1870, and the Social Evils Hospital was where prostitutes received mandatory medical inspections and were treated for venereal diseases. The prostitution ordinance was repealed just four years later. Located at Arsenal and Sublette, the hospital (renamed the Female Hospital) continued to operate for decades by offering care for women and children. It was torn down in 1915. Photograph, 1900, by F.D. Hampson. Missouri History Museum.
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