Guide to German American Experience in Missouri


The Hesse, Clarence, and Anna Photograph Collection features photos of German architecture in Hermann, Missouri. View additional images of Hermann, Missouri here.

The photographs below are from Mit Feder und Hammer! (With Feather and Hammer): The German Experience in St. Louis. These photographs were a part of an exhibit held in St. Louis in 1983, and in the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1984 to 1989. The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-St. Louis by Dr. Stephen Rowan on December 7, 1983. The full collection contains mounted photographs, duplicate photographs, 4x5 negatives, thirty-five millimeter negatives, one 3.5 micro floppy disk and historical background information about the images in the Mit Feder und Hammer exposition. This collection provides a visual record of the development of the German American community in St. Louis from 1830 to 1983. The collection is available at The State Historical Society of Missouri. If you would like more information, please contact us at

See the entire digital photograph collection here.