St. Louis Pageant and Masque Lantern Slides

Accession Number: SC U:65 

Location: RB-M Photo 

Dates: unknown 

Size: 1 small flip-top box; 0.25 cu. ft. 

Creator/Collector: unknown 

Acquisition info: unknown 

Accruals: None expected 

Custodial history: unknown 

Language: English 

Processed by: Amanda Bahr-Evola, February 2016 

Conservation notes: The collection is housed in an archival flip-top box. Lantern slides  Rehoused into archival sleeves at some point prior to 2-16. All items have been digitized. 

Scope and Content: The collection contains 3 ¼ 4” glass lantern slides. Some contain a stickered number. The slides depict images from the 1914 St. Louis Pageant and Masque. Some slides are of drawings, some are of photographs. There is a typewritten list that appears to be a narrative of the slides, perhaps used in a presentation. Original list disintegrating into several pieces. Therefore, it was retyped and the original discarded. 

Arrangement: The slides have been arranged in at least 3 different orders over time. At processing, the archivist selected an order based on the original list. 3 slides (labeled: Audience, Opening Scene, and Indian) missing at processing. They were in existence at digitization as digital files do exist. 

Restrictions: Collection open for research.  

Remarks: Fragile items.

March 2016 Rare Books and Special Collections Series: RB-M Photo Acc. # SC U: 65 Pageant and Masque Lantern Slides Unknown date 1 small flip top box; .25 cu. ft. 

Box/Folder Description 

1 1. Leyendecker Poster 

  1. Pageant Herald 
  2. Pageant Field 
  3. Set designers working on models 
  4. DeSoto discovering Mississippi 
  5. Soldier with DeSoto 
  6. Mound Builders 
  7. Founding of St. Louis 
  8. Lady of 1775 
  9. Marquette and Joliet 
  10. Transfer of Northern Louisiana Territory 
  11. Little girl of 1804 
  12. Maya Chief 
  13. Figure of Gold 
  14. Lewis and Clark Expedition 1805 
  15. George Rodgers Clark 
  16. Stage Coach of ‘49 
  17. Old River Steamboat 

Note: #5, 6, and 15 missing

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