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Smartphone App - Historic STL

Missouri History MuseumThe Missouri History Museum's Historic St. Louis app invites you to step back in time and re-discover the city through historical photography from MHM's Photograph and Prints Collection.

 Historic St. Louis opens a window onto the past. App users can:

  • Pinpoint the location of images dating back to the city's earliest photographs (the 1850s).
  • Use the GPS enabled map to easily navigate to the same spot where the photographer once stood.
  • Enable the image overlay, placing the historical image over the phone's camera view—providing a compelling "then and now" vantage point.
  • Share images with friends and family through email and Facebook.

Historic St. Louis AppThe Missouri History Museum's Photographs and Prints collection documents the physical growth of St. Louis and surrounding communities, prominent citizens, industries and institutions, important community events, and the everyday life of the region's diverse inhabitants.

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Produced by the Missouri History Museum and

Sponsored by the Gallop Family Foundation.

Available on the App Store

If you don't have an iPhone®, don't worry! You can still have the same then and now experience with historical St. Louis photography by visiting MHM on


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