Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) campanile (Italian tower) and the cloisters of the administrative building. This photograph was taken looking southwest.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra at a baby grand piano, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Photograph of the W. W. Yates School, known before 1918 as Lincoln School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 4th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Lawrence H. Fox's residence, taken from the north-northeast. Fox was a Kansas City investor.

June 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Brush Creek, taken looking north on the east side of the Kansas City Country Club.

View looking west along 18th Street. The Boone and Gem Theaters can be seen on the north side of the street.

Photograph of the Baby Lovett Orchestra: Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Jimmy Hill, guitar; et al.. Also pictured is their "Feed the Kitty" tip jar.

An autochrome photograph of women sitting by a fountain in the Country Club Plaza. She is dressed in a sombrero and other appropriately-themed clothing for the Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officers restraining protesters at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Herbert V. Jones's residence, taken from the northeast. Jones was chairman of the Herbert V. Jones & Co. (real estate).

June 18th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe.

January 11th 1935

Program for a "Testimonial Dinner in honor of Henry M.

Photograph of boys exercising at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street.

Dance event advertisement for Davy Jones' Musical Pirates under the direction of Phil Baxter at the Submarine Ballroom.

February 3rd 1918

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the east of the main structure. This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Union Station from the Main Street Viaduct.

December 16th 1922

Postcard showing the entrance to the main waiting room in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the entrance from within the Grand Lobby.

January 19th 1949

Mr. James Pendergast (third from left) is photographed at President Harry S. Truman's inaugural gala at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C.

June 27th 1935

An autochrome photograph of lilies growing along Gregory Boulevard by the property of George W. McClelland, lawyer.

Six members of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing with drums, three saxophones, a trumpet and an upright bass.

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

An autochrome photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) looking from the northwest.

September 22nd 1934

This picture of the Plaza Dog Mart was taken looking west-northwest from atop the J. C. Nichols Company Building.

March 28th 1932

Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 28, 1932 entitled "Kansas City Boss and Congressman" and with caption stating, "Thomas J.

1922

The Mission Hills Homes Company was operating a school bus to transport children from the Mission Hills area to the William Cullen Bryant, Sunset Hill, and Country Day Schools in Missouri, there be

1926

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

October 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of The Walnuts west building, taken from the south in October.

1927

The restored residence of the missionary at the Shawnee Indian Mission. This building is located at the southeastern corner of 52nd Street and Porter Road (now 53rd Street and Mission Road).

1926

Composite of staff (heads only) of Lincoln Theatre, with building in background, 1926.

May 2nd 1934

An autochrome photograph of Bechtel's crabapple trees in front of Ellison A. Neel's residence, taken looking south. Neel was a Kansas City lawyer.

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

1930

Thamon Hayes’ Rockets on stage at Fairyland Park, ca. 1930. Fairyland Park was located at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street.

An autochrome photograph of a women seated in a French garden on the property of Fletcher Cowherd.

June 26th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Inez Moore Goetz standing next to her regal lilies. Her husband, Henry E. Goetz, was assistant secretary-treasurer of the Goetz Brewing Company.

September 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Times in September 1930 showing Joe Shannon, Peter Kelly and L. C. Johnson.

October 4th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Liberty Memorial as seen from the south, looking north with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

July 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Lillie A. Jones standing in her Tudor garden. Her husband Ellis R. Jones was vice-president of the Kansas City Paper House.

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