Those of you who follow this space understand what that headline means. But if you’re just tuning in, I’ll explain. Maplewoodian William Lyman Thomas created his terrific two volume set titled, “History of St. Louis County – Missouri” in 1911. In order to do so it was necessary for him to solicit photographic images of many different things and from many different parts of the county.
A very generous direct descendant of his and family have been the caretakers of a very large treasure trove of personal items that once belonged mostly to William Lyman Thomas but also to other members of his family. Just one small part of that trove are a couple of folders that contained the images (and documents) mentioned in the title of this post. I should be able to post the last of them here today but it has taken six posts to do it.
This is the 25th post featuring items from their collection and we’re not done yet. There are many, many more. So thanks again to the Thomas family descendants. Your great, great, great grandfather’s things have been wonderfully enlightening to us all.
All right. That finishes up the last of the images that WLT collected for his history set. These descendants of his are the best. Much thanks to them. As I have said there is still much more to be shown. Thanks to all who comment, email, etc. Your feedback is very much fun. Keep it up.