Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's mantel in his French salon. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing in front of her restaurant, Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

Advertisement for a ladies choice program at the El Torreon, "Where the Clouds Roll By." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now G

Photograph of students outside the Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

April 30th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward E. Carpenter's house and garden, taken from the northwest at sunset. Carpenter was president of the Kansas City House and Window Cleaning Company.

September 20th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the croton flowers outside of the Swope Park Shelter House, taken from the east.

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th 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.

Photograph of nurse Hazel Wagner posing under the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital, where she trained between 1923 and 1926.

An autochrome photograph of Allen Logan's residence, taken from the west. Logan was the founder of Logan Brothers Grain Company.

July 19th 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of a bouquet of yellow water lilies sitting on a table on the property of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith.

Photograph of the altar of St. James Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Dr. Logan Clendening, an accomplished medical writer, posing behind bars, "in clink" [prison].

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing with two other women and a car that has been decorated for a parade and with an advertisement for Black Hawk Barbecue.

Photograph looking north up Baltimore Avenue from near 16th Street. The Kansas City Power and Light Building is in full view in the center of the photograph.

Exterior view of the nurses home at The Willows Maternity Hospital, with unidentified woman in nurse uniform seated on the steps.

March 25th 1924

Photograph looking north along the west side of Olive Street from 11th Street. Sidewalk and car in view.

March 21st 1989

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard.

June 1936

In June 1936, the J. C. Nichols Company built this home at 6505 State Line Road for W. Edwin Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

July 8th 1941

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial at night in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial from its southern entrance.

October 12th 1934

Photograph of Frankie Frisch, Dizzy Dean, and Daffy Dean with unidentified men and women at podium during South Central Business Association luncheon in the ballplayers' honor at the LaSalle H

November 11th 1926

Dedication of the Liberty Memorial, a monument to those who served in World War I. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

March 21st 1918

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard).

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

1928

Kansas City’s Black Elks band group photo taken in St. Louis, MO, 1928. Written on the bass drum to the left, "Midwest Lodge, No. 238, I.B.P.O.E. of W.

September 3rd 1922

Postcard of the Ivanhoe Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces east-southeast at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Park Avenue.

Photograph of Aviator Art Goebel and another man standing outside of the Art Goebel School of Flying at Municipal Airport.

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.

July 26th 1933

Photograph of Mary McElroy who was kidnapped in 1933 at 25 years old and held for ransom. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 211904...

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a military unit 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.

February 8th 1932

Photograph of unidentified detectives inside the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street amd Grand Avenue; one of the men kneeling, looking toward the floor.

1929

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Ro

September 10th 1934

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

1938

Around the corner view of a neighborhood found in the then-new Fairway housing development. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses.

June 17th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza at the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.