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Picture Yourself in STL History!

1875 man named Louis

Photo Contest!

Step back in time between September 4, 2015, and February 14, 2016, to experience the rich variety of historic sites that are still part of the St. Louis scene today. Just visit one or all of the participating locations from St. Louis’s Gilded Age and take your picture with Louis, the 1875 gent from the Missouri History Museum’s exhibition, “A Walk in 1875 St. Louis.”

Send your images to or upload them to Instagram and use the tags @missourihistorymuseum #pictureyourselfSTL.

 * Sponsored by the Missouri History Museum with generous support from Nancy and Ken Kranzberg


Participating Locations: 


Click the map icons to read more about the participating locations, or download a brochure HERE!



How do I participate? 

No purchase necessary to participate or win. A purchase will not improve one's chance of winning. Subject to applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local taxes apply. While some participating institutions have an admission fee, most do not; and you may enter the contest from any participating location. You must be at least 18 years of age to win. Employees of the Missouri History Museum and all participating institutions (as well as their immediate family members) are ineligible to enter or win.

To enter, simply visit a participating historic site, snap a photo using the Picture Yourself in STL Frame or photo hub (staff at the site will be available to assist you), and email your photo to or upload via Instagram* using tags @mohistorymuseum and #pictureyourselfSTL. By emailing your photo or tagging the museum on Instagram, you give the Missouri History Museum and its participating institutions a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, display, distribute and publish your photo in an media, including online and in print, to support the promotion of this contest.

*This contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. 

What are my odds of winning? 

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for applicable Picture Yourself in STL History! random drawing. You may enter multiple times from any participating location. 

How do I win? 

Monthly prize winners will be selected randomly from all entries. The winner will be notified within one week by the Missouri History Museum via email or through Instagram. If the prize winner does not claim the prize within 48 hours of notification by contacting the Missouri History Museum, another winner will be selected in the following month's drawing.

By entering and/or accepting a prize, the entrant indemnifies, releases and agrees to hold harmless the Missouri History Museum, its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions and agencies and the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Instagram, from any and all liability arising from participating in the contest and/or acceptance, receipt, possession or use/misuse of any prize.

Except where prohibited by law or regulation, by entering and/or accepting a prize you grant MHM permission to use your name, username/online alias, likeness, and statements for any purpose in reference to a Promotion without additional compensation, consideration or consent. MHM reserves the right to use any Response or Submission in all print and electronic media, and to edit any Response or Submission for brevity and clarity. 

When does the contest begin and end? 

The contest begins at 9 am CST on September 4, 2015, and ends at 5pm CST on February 15, 2016. To enter into monthly drawings, please submit your photo by 5pm CST on the last day of the month.

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