Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

March 17th 1937

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

A color glass plate positive photograph of Ada B. Seibel standing next to regal lilies at her and Louis L. Seibel's residence. Seibel was president of Badger Lumber Company.

December 27th 1920

Postcard showing the sunken gardens on The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces south from between the southbound and northbound lanes of The Paseo at 12th Street.

1922

Smoke clouds arising from Lyle Rock Company quarry, located at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Portrait photograph of jazz singer Myra Taylor, taken by the Studna-Sims-Millard photo studio in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

September 2nd 1937

Photograph of Boy Scouts Troop 80 who formed a guard of honor for the field Mass on the ground of St. Agnes Academy during the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri.

1933

Halloween decorations on the Plaza, showing the shack of the Plaza Witch who would read your future for free.

Entrance to 5110 Cherry Street, located in Southwood Park. The home belonged to Edwin W. Shields and construction was completed shortly after World War I.

June 12th 1942

Kansas City Police Department full length photographs of organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca.

June 26th 1935

An autochrome photograph of children at the Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park Wading Pool.

October 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of a pool, taken from the south on the grounds of the University of Kansas City (now University of Missouri - Kansas City).

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as an unidentified man and woman, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

August 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles M. Howell's residence, taken from the southeast. Howell was a Kansas City lawyer.

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

March 29th 1932

Clipping from the St.

An autochrome photograph of Louis XIV & afterglow tulips, taken from the west on the property of Dr. Sam E. Roberts, physician.

September 29th 1918

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918.

1928

Interior of the Spanish-inspired Country Club Plaza Theater. The theater is bounded by 47th Street and the Alameda Road (now Nichols Road), Wyandotte Street, and Central Street.

March 21st 1935

Dust Bowl period photograph of two pedestrians in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. These dust storms caused an estimated one billion dollars in damages.

July 20th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Frank M. Bernardin's residence, taken from the southeast in the summer of 1932. Bernardin was district manager of the General Electric Supply Corporation.

1922

A view of four children on bicycles riding across the ford just west of the intersection of Indian Lane and Mission Drive.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

1922

Carter home on the south side of 54th Street, between Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue) and Porter Road (now Mission Road).

Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

1940's photograph of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 425 West 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

April 6th 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 6, 1924 showing a truck carrying a large reproduction of a check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast.

Photograph of two Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) employees posed by TAT Fueling Truck No. 22 at Municipal Airport. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) in 1930.

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

August 14th 1919

Postcard showing the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mary A.

Clipping showing James M. Pendergast, Bennett Champ Clark, and Joe Shannon (left to right) conversing to together.

1932

Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Theo Ross, Lester Young, and Buster Smith, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

1920

A 1920 photograph of Milton C. Lewis as an intern.

Portrait of Albert I. Beach, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1924-1930. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

September 1st 1931

Postcard of the wading pool in The Grove, located at the southwestern corner of Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 6th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Walter G. Basinger's house from the East, A. I. A. Medal Award of 1931. Basinger was director of the J. C. Nichols Company.

An autochrome photograph of Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to her home. Her father, William C.

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