Pickler Memorial Library

About This Collection

The Sims Song Slide Company was active in Kirksville in the 1920s. It produced glass lantern slides, a popular entertainment medium of the day. A precurser to the modern motion picture, the slides in this collection would have been projected onto a screen with musical accompaniment while the audience sang along. The collection provides a unique glimpse into the popular music and culture of the early 20th century.