ILASCO, MO – Pictured here is a gypsy family who has parked its wagon and set up a tent near Ilasco, Mo. Gypsies had negative reputations and were seldom welcome in a community so this family probably moved on after a few days. As towns went, Ilasco was slightly more accommodating than nearby Hannibal. […]
Ilasco, MO. This is the funeral of John Bosani, Viglasky, one of the founders of the Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, where this funeral was held. John had immigrated to Ilasco in 1907, joined in 1908 by his wife Susie and their two children, Paul and Anna.
Gypsy Family at Ilasco, MO. Pictured here is a gypsy family who has parked its wagon and set up a tent near Ilasco, Mo. Gypsies had negative reputations and were seldom welcome in a community so this family probably moved on after a few days. As towns went, Ilasco was slightly more accommodating than nearby […]
HANNIBAL, MO – Reverend Raymond Brown and the children from his congregation pose for a picture in front of the curved entry to the Second Christian Church (aka Willow Street Church).
HANNIBAL, MO – A hole has been cut into the ice on Bear Creek in order to perform the baptism of an unidentified man. His family, friends, and fellow parishioners observe this solemn occasion. Just imagine how cold the water must have been.
Newsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1910 Whitney Museum of Art http://whitney.org/Collection/LewisHine
ERNEST WATKINS OF MULKY SQUARE, BISCUIT COMPANY WORKER AND FATHER OF NINE, SITS ON HIS FRONT DOORSTEP WITH HIS THREE-YEAR-OLD SON, 10/1973
Elderly residents of this building in the West 700 Block of 16th Street in Mulky Square must find other lodging soon. Their present home is in the path of I-635, October, 1973.
MRS. MAY WATKINS, DAUGHTER, BERTHA, CENTER, AND A PLAYMATE LOOK OVER A RELIGIOUS PAMPHLET JUST LEFT AT THEIR NEW HOME, BY A LOCAL MINISTER. MRS. WATKINS BELIEVES IN GOD AND TOLD HER CHILDREN THEY SHOULD GO TO CHURCH, AND NOT CURSE OR SMOKE. THEIR NEW HOME IS LARGER AND HAS GAS HEAT THROUGHOUT COMPARED TO […]
HAROLD, A MULKY SQUARE BOY WHO SAYS THAT HE SPENT A YEAR AT THE MISSOURI BOYS’ REFORMATORY IN BOONVILLE, SHOWS OFF HIS SMOKING STYLE AND HIS TATTOOS. YOUNGER BOYS ACCEPT HAROLD AS A NATURAL LEADER, 10/1973
A hobo “jungle” along riverfront. Saint Louis, Missouri. March, 1936
New Madrid spillway where evicted sharecroppers were moved from highway, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939
Children’s playground. Saint Louis, Missouri. March, 1936
Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939 New Madrid County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county’s population was 19,760. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,589. The largest city and county seat […]
Evicted sharecroppers on Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939
SANDY WATKINS LEFT, AND SISTER, DIANE, ENJOY THE PORCH AND SWING AT THEIR NEW HOME. THE FAMILY WAS FORCED TO MOVE WHEN THEIR HOUSE IN THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, (ACROSS TOWN) WAS CONDEMNED AS A PART OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROJECT THE WATKINS ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR NEW HOME BECAUSE THE […]
MRS. MAY WATKINS AND ONE OF HER NINE CHILDREN IN THE LIVING ROOM OF THEIR MULKY SQUARE HOME. MRS. WATKINS’ HUSBAND WORKS FOR A LOCAL BISCUIT COMPANY, 10/1973
FRONT PORCH OF THE HOUSE VACATED BY THE ERNEST WATKINS FAMILY IN THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA, 04/1975
ERNEST WATKINS FAMILY MOVED TO A NEW HOME (FOREGROUND) IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF PACIFIC. THEY WERE FORCED TO MOVE WHEN THEIR OLD PLACE IN THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, (ACROSS TOWN) WAS CONDEMNED AS PART OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROJECT. THE NEW PLACE IS LARGER AND CLEANER, AND HAS GAS HEATING […]
AUTOMOBILE JUNKYARD ON THE NORTH BANK OF THE KANSAS RIVER BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 18TH STREET BRIDGES, 05/1973
MULKY SQUARE IS A NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE WEST SIDE OF KANSAS CITY, AN AREA OF LOW-INCOME DWELLINGS. I-635 WILL CUT RIGHT THROUGH MULKY SQUARE WHICH IS ALREADY ISOLATED BY RAILROAD YARDS ON THE WEST, I-70 ON THE NORTH AND I-35 PLUS A 4-LANE FREEWAY ON THE EAST THESE BROTHERS TALK OF MOVING TO CALIFORNIA AS […]
ERNEST WATKINS, A BISCUIT COMPANY EMPLOYEE, AND SON, KEVIN STAND OUTSIDE THE HOME HIS FAMILY HAS JUST RENTED. THE FAMILY MOVED FROM THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, ACROSS TOWN THEIR PREVIOUS HOME HAD BEEN CONDEMNED AS A PART OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROJECT. THE WATKINS SPENT TWO MONTHS SEARCHING FOR RENTAL HOUSING […]
RETIRED EXECUTIVE AND WIFE AT A PARTY GIVEN BY ANOTHER RETIRED BUSINESSMAN AT HIS HOUSE IN LAKE OZARK. HOUSE IS PART OF THE “LAND OF THE FIFTH SEASON” DEVELOPMENT. PROPERTY IS EXPENSIVE INCOMES ARE HIGH, 06/1973
GUESTS SERVE THEMSELVES AT A PARTY GIVEN BY A RETIRED ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE AT HIS LAKE OZARK HOUSE IN THE “LAND OF THE FIFTH SEASON”, A HIGH-PRICED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, 06/1973
ENJOYING BARBECUE AT A PARTY GIVEN BY RETIRED ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE AT HIS LAKESIDE HOME. HOUSE IS PART OF THE “LAND OF THE FIFTH SEASON” DEVELOPMENT, AN AFFLUENT ENCLAVE ON LAKE OZARK, 06/1973