Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

May 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Brush Creek, taken looking east near the Kansas City Country Club entrance.

April 28th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Frank Lauder standing next to a Japanese cherry tree on the property of James E. Chandler, President of Meriden Creamery Company.

May 1938

Library and Administration buildings at the University of Kansas City, later University of Missouri-Kansas City.

May 7th 1919

Postcard of a band stand and comfort station once located in the center of Observation Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Julia M. Rockwell's house and garden, taken from the northeast.

May 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Bryce B. Smith's residence, taken while the spirea flowers were in bloom and looking north-northeast. Smith was mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1938.

1920

Two residents, a man and a woman, of Greenway Fields walk near the Rams' Heads, a decorative motif for a trellis over the sidewalk on Valley Road near 62nd Street.

This photograph was taken looking west on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just east of Garfield Avenue.

1920

Saturday morning cross country hikes for the boys of the Country Club District, arranged by Miss Louise Hook, Community Secretary.

May 1919

World War I soldiers, returning from Europe, march down Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in a victory parade. Union Station can be seen faintly in the background to the southwest. From: Mrs.

Photograph of Kansas City ministers [possibly as part of a New Era District meeting] with leaders of the Women's Missionary Union posed outside of the main entrance to the Paseo Baptist Church

June 17th 1933

Wide shot of Kansas City Massacre aftermath. This event, also known as the Union Station Massacre, saw the deaths of Frank Nash, an Oklahoma train and bank robber; William J.

October 15th 1928

Postcard of the Old Shawnee Mission in Fairway, Kansas. This vantage point faces northeast towards the rear of the southeast Shawnee Indian Mission building.

November 1st 1921

Postcard from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921. This vantage point faces southwest on Main Street just east of Union Station, shown on the right.

September 3rd 1936

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street.

April 21st 1935

This picture was taken looking west-northwest on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street. Large crowd of men, women, and children at Crestwood Shopping District on Easter 1935.

June 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Helen H. McDermand's house, taken from the southeast. The picture shows an automobile parked by the house entrance. Her deceased husband, Frank R.

Exterior of the Administration Building of the Country Day School, later called Pembroke Country Day School. It was once located near the southeastern corner of 51st Street and State Line Road.

July 18th 1938

Mugshots of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

1926

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on the west side of Troost Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

August 3rd 1935

An autochrome photograph looking southeast over Lake Hiwassee in the Indian Hills subdivision.

1926

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments, taken by Bert Photo Studio, ca. 1926.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of a reflecting pool opposite the west entrance to Swope Park. This vantage point faces east across the pool (now known as Delbert J.

November 8th 1937

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just south of Union Station.

1940

Reproduction of a photograph of saxophonist Earl Malcolm "Jock" Caruthers, Sr. (1910-1971). Caruthers played extensively in Saint Louis and Kansas City throughout his life.

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).

1921

Forty students of the William Cullen Bryant School who pulled dandelions in the Country Club District. Prizes were given for those who pulled the most.

This photograph was taken looking south on The Paseo just north of 45th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Photograph of the Ministers Congress in Kansas City, posed inside of an unidentified church.

This photograph of St. Vincent de Paul Academy was taken looking northwest on Flora Avenue just south of 31st Street. This building is adjacent to the St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Henry F. McElroy, Kansas City's first city manager and proponent of the Ten Year Plan.

An aerial view of the Mission Hills Country Club showing the completed club house, with State Line Road running across the center of the picture.

July 2nd 1935

An autochrome photograph of Thomas L. Luzier's swimming pool, taken from the west. Luzier was founder of Luzier Personalized Cosmetics.

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

June 8th 1937

Photograph of a Nelly Don Pioneers Luncheon, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed in her office on June 8, 1937.

Pages