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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, Missouri during daytime

This image shows the front of the Missouri statehouse in Jefferson City, the capitol of Missouri.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. American Art” Post Card

The description states:

The magnificent $4,000,000 Capitol Building, located on a bluff 150 feet above the Missouri River, was completed in 1918. The building, surmounted by a dome of unusual beauty and surrounded by graceful fluted columns is an excellent example of Renaissance architecture. World-famous murals and a great resources museum attract thousands of visitors.

–The building is more reminiscent of Greek Revival than the Gothic of the Renaissance, and such buildings are typical of statehouses throughout the country.

This postcard was used and is dated 1 July 1953.

Appian Arch, Stark Caverns, Eldon, Missouri

This image shows a tourist path through Stark Caverns, featuring the narrowed ceiling described as the Appian Arch. Presumably this is in reference to Roman arches along the Appian Way, an ancient Roman road.

Appian Arch – Stark Caverns – HY-54, Eldon, MO. T-150

There is no description on the back of this photo card. The woman in back is a common feature intended to give a sense of scale to an otherwise difficult to interpret scene. The path is obviously prepared and maintained for tourists.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Chandelier Lane, Stark Caverns, Eldon, Missouri

This is an image from a time before the recent postings, this time in black and white, of a sheet like formation in Stark Caverns near Eldon, Missouri

Chandelier Lane – Stark Caverns – HY-54, Eldon Mo. T-152

There is no description on the back of this card, as it is a photograph printed in postcard form with address and note markings on the back.

The ‘chandelier’ is the large formation centered in the picture, a complex formation made of multiple flows of water over limestone.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.