Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

September 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Frank N. Daniels residence, taken from the southeast. Daniels was president of the Dascomb-Daniels Lumber Company.

June 4th 1939

Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

April 24th 1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Carolyn E. Pendergast, Governor Guy B. Park, and Eleanora G. Park attending the marriage of Thomas J.


This picture was taken in the Armour Hills neighborhood looking south-southwest, just north of 65th Street between Morningside Drive and McGee Street.

A color glass plate positive photograph of a man and woman carrying a set of golf clubs into the clubhouse at Swope Memorial Golf Course.

July 28th 1937

Clipping entitled "'Their Terms Have Expired'" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 28, 1937 with caption stating, "That was the only reason given Tuesday by Gov.

January 10th 1929

Clipping from the Kansas City American on January 10, 1929 featuring a biography of William T. Kemper, Jr.

June 21st 1920

Postcard showing Sweeney Automobile and Tractor School at the southwest corner of Pershing Road and Wyandotte Street (now Kessler Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

May 12th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Albert A. Taylor's residence, taken from the northwest garden. Taylor was Chairman of the John Taylor Dry Goods Company.

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

This photograph was taken looking east on 12th Street just west of Park Avenue.

Walt Disney seated at a drawing board at Laugh-O-Gram Films/Disney Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Postcard showing the Swope Park swimming pool, located on Riverside Drive in the northeast corner of Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of the first graduating class of Visitation Church posed with Father Thomas McDonald.

May 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of tulips by a window of Robert Sutherland's residence. Sutherland was President of Sutherland Lumber Company.

December 19th 1921

Postcard of the Junction and Westgate Hotel, once located between Main Street and Delaware Street at 9th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

August 4th 1932

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

September 17th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a fountain at Meyer Circle, located at the intersection of Ward Parkway and Meyer Boulevard.

Photograph of a banquet in the auditorium of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Avenue.

February 22nd 1937

Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election.

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time).

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Detective Who Got Tip" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

October 6th 1929

Postcard of The Aladdin, "The Hotel with a Personality", located on the east side of Wyandotte Street just south of 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of nurse Hilda Fielder (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) standing under an arbor in the grounds of The Willows Maternity Hospital.

August 23rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of an interior patio with movable skylight in the residence of Mack B. Nelson. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

November 2nd 1934

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934.


Individulal portrait photographs of the 35 students comprising the Holy Cross School Class of 1938 with lettering by Merritt Powles. Also included is a photograph of Reverend J. P. Prendergast.

Photograph of Irwin R. Kirkwood, son-in-law of William Rockhill Nelson, co-founder of the Kansas City Star.


The Mission Hills Homes Company was operating a school bus to transport children from the Mission Hills area to the William Cullen Bryant, Sunset Hill, and Country Day Schools in Missouri, there be

May 1939

Photograph of Catherine Sanders and Helen Dupree standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

June 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward O. Faeth's residence, taken from the east. Faeth was president of the Stowe Hardware & Supply Company.


A 1939 photograph of Milton C. Lewis in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S.


Photograph of the 1921 graduates of the Boys Hotel Day School posed on the stage of the auditorium in the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Av