Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

June 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward H. Witte's residence, taken from the northwest. Witte was president of Witte Engine Works.

1922

This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr.

May 7th 1934

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's residence, taken from the southwest. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

June 6th 1934

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

1934

J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.

1929

Advertisement in the El Torreon News for Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, starting Thursday, September 5, 1929. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

December 31st 1934

Postcard showing the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, located between Oak Street and Rockhill Road, south of 45th Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.

A portrait of Walt Disney.

A 1940's photograph of Kansas City's Negro Municipal Band with Dan Blackburn directing. Source: Kansas City Museum Association.

Photograph of nurses holding degrees outside of the main entrance to the Wheatley-Provident Hospital, located on the western side of Forest Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street in Kansas City

1923

Portrait of James M. Kemper, Chairman of the Board of Commerce Trust Company.

1920's photograph of the streetcar house and yards at the northeast corner of Minnesota Avenue and North 10th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

Photograph of the bridge over the Blue River at 63rd Street, which provided access to the Jackson County road system.

1938

Jay McShann's Band playing at Martin's-on-the-Plaza, also known as Martin's Cafeteria and Plaza Tavern.

June 22nd 1935

An autochrome photograph of Lake Hiwassee looking east from a bridle path.

1919

Photograph of St. Peter & Paul Church, once located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and McGee Street.

An autochrome photograph of a small waterfall in Brush Creek and a fairway in the Kansas City Country Club.

Group photo of Blue Devils band standing around their instruments at radio station KFJF; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1928.

January 19th 1940

Mugshot for John J. Pryor, Inmate #56309. Pryor was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Photograph of pioneering social worker Minnie Crosswaithe wearing a coat and hat.

1932

Photograph of Visitation graduating class of 1932 outside of the entrance to Visitation Church.

1926

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's sunroom in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The caption reads, "#8 Sunroom.

October 24th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Kansas City Southern Railroad bridge in Swope Park.

1927

Close up exterior view of the Oak Street entrance to the J. C. Nichols School, now known as Académie Lafayette.

1930's photograph showing the Granada Theater, built by Ben Gorman, 1015 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

November 11th 1926

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

June 2nd 1922

Photograph of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir at their second annual concert at Shubert Theatre on June 2, 1922.

August 19th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Hunter L. Gary's residence, taken from the southeast. Gary was president of the Theodore Gary and Co. (investments).

1927

Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Orchestra with instruments; handwritten notation states "Oklahoma City 1927".

1940

Photograph of St. Agnes Academy teachers Sister Marie Rosemarie and Sister Mary Pauline.

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