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1.  The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 which contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim.

The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 iwhich contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. 



1855

2.  The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. See Image 0141 for full page.

The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. See Image 0141 for full page. 



1855

3.  Page one of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page one of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

4.  Page two of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page two of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

5.  Page three of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page three of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

6.  Page four of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page four of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

7.  Terrace also known as the parterre in Shaw's Garden circa 1875.

Lithograph showing the "parterre." with the Museum and Observatory in the background. A parterre is a garden consisting of an ornamental arrangement of flower beds. Today this space is occupied by the lily pools in front of the Climatron; view is the to the south. The small pine tree in the middle would eventually become the first location for the sculpture "Juno." 




8.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall exterior.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




9.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall, interior coliseum view in 1904.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




10.  Image from 1923 Columbian expedition led by George Pring.

Image from 1923 Columbian expedition led by George Pring. 



1923

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