Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

June 20th 1936

Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T.

September 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of vines on the main building of the Sunset Hill School, taken from the southeast.

April 1st 1937

Clipping of Frances B. Ryan from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 1, 1937 with caption stating, "Mrs.

October 14th 1927

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This elevated vantage point faces towards Liberty Memorial from the northwest.

January 30th 1937

Photograph of the Niles' Home for Orphan children, an orphanage for African-American children, located on the south side of 23rd Street between Michigan Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas Ci

An autochrome photograph of four people dressed up for the Country Club Plaza Fiesta. They are standing at the entrance to the Balcony Building in the Country Club Plaza.

1931

This picture was taken looking east-northeast at the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

Photograph with exterior, street view of the Harris House located at the northeast corner of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road) and Pennsylvania Avenue.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 7th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a small child standing next to a statue of the Easter Bunny. This statue and accompanying eggs were part of the Country Club Plaza's Easter decorations.

August 1st 1933

Wanted notice, mugshot, and fingerprints for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, which includes aliases, criminal record, and physical description. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

June 8th 1937

Group portrait of Nell Donnelly Reed and employees at Nelly Don Pioneers group luncheon in Reed's office.

May 1940

Photograph of seven young women posed outside of the Holy Cross Catholic Church at the closing of May Devotions.

Photograph of a patients room with twin beds in the men's department at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

1932

Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy publicity photo featuring Kirk and two other members of band, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

July 2nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of the W. H. Collins residence, taken from the south and looking north. Collins was president of the W. H. Collins Investment Company.

June 1st 1939

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

1920

Exterior of the Sunset Hill School. The school possessed a stage, large auditorium, lunch room, and two primary class rooms. The building pictured is now part of the Pembroke Hill School.

September 24th 1927

Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman is signing county checks with a multiple machine.

Municipal Airport at night with a crowd gathered outside the main terminal building and a Ford Tri-Motor airplane on the runway.

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

May 6th 1934

An autochrome photograph of "Gesneriana" tulips, a pool, and a pergola in the garden of Minnie Long Sloan.

May 24th 1934

An autochrome photograph of flowers near the entrance to Clifford B. Smith's residence, taken looking northeast.

1921

Forty students of the William Cullen Bryant School who pulled dandelions in the Country Club District. Prizes were given for those who pulled the most.

This photograph was taken looking east-southeast at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

February 3rd 1918

Postcard showing the Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the east of the main structure. This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Union Station from the Main Street Viaduct.

Aerial view of Kansas City, Missouri, looking north-northeast with the Missouri River in the background.

Photograph of the Annunciation Boys Choir on an Easter Sunday in the early 1940's.

April 27th 1923

Postcard of the 71st Street (now Gregory Boulevard) bridge across the Blue River in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast just south of the bridge.

1940

Photograph of Columbus Park looking northeast from atop the Karnes Public School at the southwest corner of Charlotte Street and Pacific Street. Pictured are the St.

Circa 1932 photograph with side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery truck. Described as "Chevrolet truck with insulated body used for delivery of ice cubes.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Candle Light in Booths" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day.

December 15th 1924

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

1934

Photograph of a wrecked Chrysler sedan, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

A color glass plate positive photograph of the Nelson Galley of Art (now known as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), taken from the south.

May 9th 1935

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

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