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A Walk in St. Louis 1875 

When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 14 2016
Price: free admission
Cartography is not considered a fine-art form, but it should be. Because of its association with practical utility and the accurate visual translation of purely physical information, cartography tends to get short shrift in aesthetic circles -- if indeed it gets any shrift at all. Such, perhaps, is the price of overvaluing the romantic abstract at the expense of the quotidian tangible. Regardless, give us beautiful maps to pore over any day -- especially, Compton & Dry's masterpiece of cartographic artistry: 1875's Pictorial St. Louis. This duo's staggering ambition was to draw every single home, building and street in St. Louis, all in super-accurate perspective. The new exhibit, A Walk in St. Louis 1875, employs this astounding pictorial map (enlarged for more visual bang) as a backdrop for a depiction of our city as it looked and felt in 1875. Photographs, artifacts, news pieces and assorted writings flesh out the compelling detail. The exhibition is open daily through February 14, 2016, at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or Admission is free.
— Alex Weir



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