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August 3, 2017

1948 (?) - 1954 (?) Simmons Studio Babies Unknown - Warrensburg MO

Simmons Studio was located on the top floor at 209 1/2  N. Holden during the 1940s and early 1950s. For many years, citizens of Warrensburg hired the photographer to record the images or events that were important to them. When the business closed, he left negatives behind that documented life in Warrensburg during that time. Burr Studios was there before.

Some of the negatives seem to be reprints of pictures from an earlier era.

Seventy years after they were abandoned, the building’s current owner, Ben Pierce, found the negatives and donated them to the Historical Society. We are in the process of turning these negatives into positives and publishing them online. New pictures will be added frequently.

Hopefully, people visiting this blog will find pictures of family members (or maybe themselves.) Please leave comments if you know anything about the pictures you see. Most of them are unlabeled so we could use any help we can get in identifying people or scenes.

If you have any ideas of who these babies are send us a note.

Thanks Peggy Nuckles for this story.

 The blurred image at the left on this picture is the photographer who has stepped forward to talk to the girls.

 The photographer is no longer in the picture, but he still has their rapt attention.

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