This is the fourth post of original images that William Lyman Thomas collected and used in his magnificent “History of St. Louis County, Missouri”. We have a rare opportunity to examine these images that he assembled into his final two volume set in 1911. I am again including images made of the backs of these photographs. I think it is especially interesting to see his notations and instructions to the printer.
If you may have missed my first, second and third posts on this fascinating subject, here is a link to the third which includes links to the first two.
We may never again be lucky enough to view another trove of historic artifacts as important as these. I started posting from this magnificent pile last year on July 9. The first post was called, “A Holy Grail of Maplewoodiana comes to Light”. This post brings the total to twenty-two. And we’re not done yet!
Again, I want to thank the descendants of the Sutton and Thomas families for sharing this great wealth of material with us.
And now, in alphabetical order, are even more of William Lyman Thomas’ images.
I swear we’re not done yet but this should give us plenty to jawbone over for awhile. The springtime weather we’ve been waiting for so long is finally here. As I am a witness, this is a good time of the year to be retired. I’ll be back soon with another post of Maplewood History.