Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a men 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.

September 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Albert R. Jones's 165 foot long residence, taken from the northwest. Jones was a Kansas City lawyer.

May 15th 1925

Children in costume at the 1925 Community Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

A billboard for the KMBC radio program Phenomenon: Electrifying History.

June 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Country Club Christian Church and nearby pool, taken from the southwest.

September 3rd 1918

Postcard of the fountain located between the northbound and southbound lanes of The Paseo just south of 9th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

May 6th 1937

An autochrome photograph of tulips in the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking east-southeast.

1935

This picture was taken looking southwest at the future site of the Plaza Time Building.

August 12th 1933

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a Tudor fountain and lotus pool on the property of Lillie A. Jones. Lillie's husband, Ellis R.

October 16th 1932

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

Portrait of John B. Gage, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1940-1946. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

June 28th 1918

Postcard showing the Santa Fe Trail Marker inside of a roundabout near Broadway and 30th Street in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Missouri.

December 8th 1923

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri.

A color glass plate positive photograph of people fishing at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue.

September 10th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Dr. Solon E. Haynes's garden, taken from the southwest. Haynes was a Kansas City physician.

Portrait photograph of Dr. Solomon H. Thompson, who began a “Black Hospital Movement” in the Kansas City area that began to address the health concerns of non-white communities.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.

August 8th 1923

Postcard of Hotel Muehlebach, located at the southwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

July 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Broadway.

1937

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

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.

Image of Golf Course Road in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest on Golf Course Road (now Swope Memorial Drive).

An autochrome photograph of the library in R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

February 16th 1934

Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo.

Architectural rendering of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, after renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse.

May 1919

Soldiers returning from Europe at the end of World War I march down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, as people toss flowers into the street. From: Mrs. D. S.

May 9th 1935

An autochrome photograph of C. W. Larabee's residence, taken from the northeast. Larabee was secretary-treasurer of the Garden Shop.

September 22nd 1934

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

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

This photograph was taken looking west on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just east of Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cityscape photograph of 18th Street from atop the Kansas City Call Building, looking northwest with downtown Kansas City in the background.

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

Souvenir photograph from the College Inn, showing Marjorie Wright, Johnnie Wright, Ruth Wright, Gerry Kenney, Clarence Kenney, Beulah Koonse, and Eddie Spitz and Vearl Osadchey.

July 1st 1934

An autochrome photograph of the Benton Memorial Tablet at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard, Benton Boulevard, and St. John Avenue. The tablet commemorates U.S.

1920

New location of the Country Club District Community Golf Links, with Mr. Frank B. Beecher as President.

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