Thanks to an NPR blog, I’ve learned of an extraordinary blog that seems St. Louis based. It ranges from political content to historical stuff and beyond, in a way that I associate with the early days of the blogosphere but thought might have been gone.
The first picture might be the earliest photograph of a human being, from St. Louis in 1838. Even if it isn’t the earliest, it’s a beautiful picture. Look very carefully, and you’ll see a guy perhaps having his shoes shined.
And then there’s another one:
The second remarkable picture? Look at the guy with the guitar.
It’s Jimi Hendrix, in 1961.
There’s a lot else going on in this blog (e.g. the only known film of Mark Twain) Check it out.
h/t jlw in comments.