• Looking up at the Gateway Arch


    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

Visual Image Collection

The Visual Image Study Collection contains over 20,000 slides and 8,000 photographs. Some of the main subject groupings are: the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse, the Museum of Westward Expansion and events at the park.

Slides and photographic prints may be examined in the library for study purposes. However, they cannot be loaned to researchers. Many of the images in the collection can be reproduced for purchase, subject to copyright regulation. Payment in advance is required for all photo orders. Please allow two weeks after payment for photographic orders to be filled. Any rush, express mail or special handling request will result in an additional charge.

For price information or general inquiries regarding the collection, please contact Assistant Curator Kathleen Moenster at the JNEM Library at (voice) 314-655-1600.

Arch from Eastside
Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse as seen from Illinois.

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...