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Panoramas of the City
Panoramas of the City
Panoramas of the City
September 2, 2017 - August 12, 2018

Find out about Group Programs for this exhibit

In the first half of the 20th century, St. Louis photographers used panoramic photography to capture moments from our city’s history—everything from Charles Lindbergh's homecoming and baseball games to protests and disaster relief. The stunning, immersive images they created celebrate St. Louis’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and document the day-to-day lives of its people. 

Panoramas of the City will use over 50 of these photographs to bring St. Louis’s history to life. Through these images—several of which will be blown up so large that you’ll feel like you can walk right through them—you'll be able to experience St. Louis’s past in a way you never have before. You'll learn new stories about the city's rich and diverse history, stories that have been all but forgotten. You’ll see unfamiliar images of familiar moments, images that give us a new perspective on well-known stories from our past. Now open at the Missouri History Museum.

Admission to this exhibition is FREE.

Organized by the Missouri History Museum.

Take a Virtual Tour of "Panoramas of the City"

We Want Your St. Louis Panoramas!

Share your camera roll's best STL panoramas with us, then see them on display in the exhibition! Submit yours today by sharing on Twitter using #MySTLPanorama or email them to

Audio Description Tour

We're piloting a new accessibility feature with our Panoramas of the City exhibition: audio description recordings of the seven main panoramas. Check out an audio player for free at our North Desk (15 available) or click to download the recordings to your own device.

We're always looking for feedback on our accessibility efforts and would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at


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