Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

Panoramic photograph and negative of employees of the Community Chest of Kansas City, Kansas. Community Chests were local charitable organizations, and later became known as United Way.

August 4th 1932

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

1940

Photograph of the St. Aloysius Band, W. H. Ragan, director. This vantage point faces east on Prospect Avenue just south of 11th Street.

This photograph was taken looking west-northwest on 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Campbell and Harrison Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

September 8th 1928

Mugshot of Tony Laptino, Inmate #30647. Laptino was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital, along with an unidentified man.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of the August Meyer Memorial located in the median of The Paseo, just north of 10th Street.

Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra posed with mule and cart. Source: John Coon.

March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "Ready for the Big Parade" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convent

1926-1927 photograph of LeRoy Anthony, Thelma Anthony-Scott, and Ruby Anthony-Miller posed on an imitation reindeer during their visit with Santa Claus at the Jones Store in downtown, Kansas City,

1937

Photograph of the hospital room at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

October 10th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Miss Harriet O'Brien standing next to "I. D. Ver Warner" dahlia flowers. O'Brien was a Kansas City Christian Science Practitioner.

January 1933

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XXI, No. 5, featuring a biographies and portraits of James Madison Kemper, Sr., Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr., and William T. Kemper, Jr.

1940

Photograph with interior view of streetcar with unidentified men and women aboard.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing photographs of Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. Pictured are Pal E.

June 23rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of C. H. Tinsley's residence, taken from the northeast. Tinsley was a Kansas City insurance agent.

September 16th 1921

Postcard of the Research Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

August 1924

Photograph with partial front view of Perky Brothers Transfer and Storage Company on the north side of Independence Avenue between Benton Boulevard and Indiana Avenue.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of tennis players at Big Eleven Lake athletic event, Work's Progress Administration Recreation Supervision, Kansas City, Kansas.

Portrait of Edwin M. Clendening, secretary of the Kansas City Commercial Club from 1892-1918. He was then appointed Assistant to the President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Circa 1920 photograph with full view of Watts Mill including view of Indian Creek and rock ledge, Dallas, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southeast bank of Indian Creek.

Home built by Edward Dickinson at 810 W. 52nd Street, and then resided in by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutte.

Photograph of a Douglas Commercial DC-1 airplane flying north over the Missouri River.

June 3rd 1939

Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel, an "exclusive residential and transient hotel", located at Broadway Boulevard and 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 20th 1933

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April 20 and 21, 1933.

Undated photograph of unidentified children and teenagers from the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas.

This photograph was taken looking northeast at the intersection of the Prospect Avenue and 17th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

1926

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

Photograph of a man spraying water from a large hose near another man riding a tractor in the Kansas City Stockyards.

Photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant, as well as the Lydia Market and Lydia Plaza buildings in the background.

Snapshot on stage of Count Basie at piano, Lester Young at mic, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

November 28th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a cowboy band performing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.

1926

A trash collection truck provided by the Country Club District Homes Associations, parked outside of George H. Welsh Motors at 420 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

October 5th 1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

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