Compton & Dry in Color: Plate 39

It continues to be my favorite “thing” in St. Louis history. A map often referred to simply as “Compton and Dry” after the man who published it (Richard Compton) and the guy who drew it (Camille Dry), the map’s official name isĀ Pictorial St. Louis, the Great Metropolis of the Mississippi valley; A Topographical Survey Drawn…