From the early 1900’s until 2012 Isaac Sievers and his son, Alvin, were preeminent photographers in the St. Louis, Missouri region. They photographed everything from WWI events, Old Busch Stadium, the 1904 World's Fair, to Charles Lindbergh, to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Their work is currently on display at the Missouri Historical Society made into murals at Lambert – St. Louis International Airport.
From 1942 until the end of WWII in 1945, Alvin served in the 12th Air Force Group of the United States Army in the China-India-Burma campaign against the army of Japan. His main task was as a encoder and decoder. He used is free time to photograph soldiers and send the negatives back to the United States where his sister, Carlye, would develop the images and send them to their families.
In the post-war years, Alvin Sievers returned to St. Louis where he continued his profession as a photographer and managing a studio. He was popular and very involved in the photographic community.
In 1956, 57, 59 and 63 Alvin was invited to photograph the St. Louis Corvette plant. The images show everything from Corvette Club tours, Shriner's tours to social events at the club.