A marshal and Vice-Constable of France. He also served as chief of staff under Napoleon. He was born February 20, 1753 and died on June 1, 1815.

General Alexander Berthier

A marshal and Vice-Constable of France. He also served as chief of staff under Napoleon. He was born…

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi in St. Louis. Each arch is at least 500 feet in length.

Eads Bridge

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi…

A building top view of St. Louis, Missouri.

Cityscape

A building top view of St. Louis, Missouri.

An image of St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse in 1874.

Court House

An image of St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse in 1874.

St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse, which was comprised of four as pictured in 1874.

Court House

St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse, which was comprised of four as pictured in 1874.

Eolian type of cross-bedding in ancient limestones, formed of uniform lime-sand grains south of St. Louis.

Eolian Cross-bedding

Eolian type of cross-bedding in ancient limestones, formed of uniform lime-sand grains south of St.…

Eolian type of cross-bedding in ancient limestones, formed of uniform lime-sand grains south of St. Louis.

Eolian Cross-bedding

Eolian type of cross-bedding in ancient limestones, formed of uniform lime-sand grains south of St.…

Catholic system of dragooning the French protesants after the revocation of the edict of the Nantes, under Louis XIV. Caption under illustration: " When one party of these tormentors were weary, they were relieved by another, who practiced the same cruelties with fresh vigor."

Dragooning

Catholic system of dragooning the French protesants after the revocation of the edict of the Nantes,…

William Torrey Harris (9/10/1835 - 11/5/1909) was born in North Killingly, Connecticut. After attending Andover Academy and two at Yale Harris moved to St. Louis, MO where he taught from 1857 to 1880. There he was superintendent of schools from 1868 to 1880 and established, with Susan E. Blow, America's first permanent public kindergarten in 1873.

William T. Harris

William Torrey Harris (9/10/1835 - 11/5/1909) was born in North Killingly, Connecticut. After attending…

St. Louis, Missouri's high school as pictured in 1874.

High School

St. Louis, Missouri's high school as pictured in 1874.

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none of the commanding qualities which create a nation or an era, and he would not have been distinguished from common princes in common circumstances. Destitute himself of the true sentiment of greatness, he yet became, fortuitously, the instrument of great deeds, and his reign will always be a memorable period in history." — Goodrich, 1844

Louis XIV in his chambers

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none…

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

King Louis.

King Louis

King Louis.

The heraldic seal of the Dauphin Louis in 1216.

Seal of the Dauphin Louis

The heraldic seal of the Dauphin Louis in 1216.

Washington University in St. Louis is a nonsectarian private research university located in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1853 and named for George Washington; to prevent confusion over its location the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.

Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis is a nonsectarian private research university located in St. Louis,…