Caption: Edward Goethe, caretaker at the museum, discusses the need for new paint in June 1940. St. Louis' grimy air, still fouled with coal smoke, caused the deterioration to the six-year-old restoration work. Only two months before the photograph was taken, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen finally had banned the burning of high-polluting soft coal from mines across the Mississippi River. (Post-Dispatch)
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