Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

Postcard of the Coca-Cola Building, designed by Arthur Tufts and located at the southeast corner of 21st Street (defunct on this block) and Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard).

October 28th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the west end of the Lake of the Woods, taken from the southeast. The lake is located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

1931

Photograph of a tug of war event between the male congregation of the Holy Cross Parish and those of the St. Stanislaus Parish.

Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date.

July 29th 1927

Postcard showing the American Royal Building, located just to the north of the intersection of Wyoming Street and the 23rd Street Viaduct (now 23rd Street Trafficway) in the West Bottoms of Kansas

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.

October 17th 1932

Postcard showing the lobby at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the entrance of the main waiting room from near the southwestern corner of the lobby.

Postcard of the National Cloak & Suit Company, built in 1919 at the southeast corner of Hardesty Avenue and Independence Avenue.

1919

Photograph of St. Peter & Paul Church, once located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and McGee Street.

Jackson County, Missouri courthouse building as it looked in Kansas City about 1936. Harry S. Truman, as Presiding Judge of Jackson County, was instrumental in the building of the courthouse.

1937

Program for a fundraiser on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

September 26th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the bridge on 63rd Street at the intersection of Indian Lane. This photograph was taken looking west from east of the bridge.

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a military unit marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel, Country Club Beer, Elnora's Cafe, and Crown Drug Co.

November 2nd 1934

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934.

July 11th 1937

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

1933

The new Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. This drawing was rendered as if looking southeast on Oak Street just north of 12th Street.

1935

The Half and Half entertainer, half man and half woman, posed for full-length portrait at Dante's Inferno in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr.

September 23rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a "Chinese Orchestra", six statues located at the intersection of Mission Drive and Indian Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas.

August 16th 1933

Photograph of mobster Charles Gargotta (center) being escorted to his arraignment at the Criminal Court Building to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of Sh

April 18th 1935

An autochrome photograph of a Japanese double peach tree on the property of Nat Milgram, founder of Milgram's Grocery Stores.

1920

Interior of Chandler's Flower Shop facing north, a man and woman are browsing the store's floral arrangements.

A color glass plate positive photograph of a man putting on the fifth hole of the Mission Hills Country Club Golf Course.

1940

Photograph of Sister Mary Alexis, Mother Superior of St. Agnes Convent for six years.

Exterior photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant advertising meals and delivery.

July 6th 1931

Mugshot of Frank Mulloy, Inmate #39293. Mulloy was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Photograph of 26 boys attending a health class in the library of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

December 10th 1925

Photograph looking north along the east side of Main Street between Spring Street (31st Terrace) and 32nd Street.

1938

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton (printed by George C. Miller) depicting a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm.

October 22nd 1934

An autochrome photograph of Mark J. Morrin's residence from the southeast with October roses. Morrin's residence was on Blue Ridge Boulevard near U.S. 50.

1925

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from 12th Street. The Commonwealth Hotel is pictured to the right.

July 19th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 19, 1931 showing a photograph of James P. Aylward and his boyhood home.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Large Ballot Unwieldy" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day.

September 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles R. Cook's residence with ivy on the facade, taken from the northwest. Cook was founder and president of Cook Paint & Varnish Company.

Photograph of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. This vantage point faces west on Washington Street just south of 39th Terrace.

Photograph of the former residence of the deceased Professor Riel William Foster, once located at 1215 The Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

September 1st 1932

Postcard of the William T. Fitzsimons Fountain, located between the northbound and southbound lanes of The Paseo just north of 12th Street.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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