Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

June 8th 1935

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (left), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants after the contest at W. T.

Photograph of the former residence of the deceased Professor Riel William Foster, once located at 1215 The Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

September 30th 1929

Postcard showing the Pioneer Mother Statue, located in Penn Valley Park, southwest of Kessler Road and the Liberty Memorial Mall.

1933

Photograph of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee.

June 15th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Dan W. Moser's residence, taken from the northwest. Moser was president of the Western Finance Company.

Photograph portrait of Bryce B. Smith. mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1939.

April 4th 1930

Photograph of one Fokker F.32 airplane (left) and three Ford Tri-Motor airplanes (right) displayed for a large crowd of several thousand at Municipal Airport, April 4, 1930.

November 1st 1921

Postcard showing a portion of the spectators from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921.

August 4th 1931

Postcard showing the Verona Columns in the Country Club District in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Mission Drive, Overhill Road, and Ensley Lane.

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

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

1942

Photograph of people standing outside the entrance to St. Vincent's Church. This vantage point faces west from the east side of Flora Avenue, just south of 31st Street.

1924

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

July 29th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Frances W. Foulks standing by a doorway at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

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 dated between 1916-1920 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir posed at the entrance to the Cathedral on the south side of 11th Street between Broadway and Washington Street

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Lathrop Building, once located on the southeast corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue.

Exterior photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant advertising meals and delivery.

1940

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting. Charles Northington is wearing suspenders, with Anna Northington to his right.

Bus Moten, "Jump King of the Piano", publicity photo, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Circa 1920s photograph looking northeast with full frontal and partial side view of the J. W. Jenkins Sons' Music Co. located at 1013-15 Walnut.

Photograph of North Seventh Street looking north from just north of Ann Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The Huron building is pictured in the center background.

September 5th 1936

Three reproductions of the same photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. walking on the side of the street in downtown Kansas City.

December 17th 1938

Photograph with interior view of Monsignor Keye's benefit party for orphan children, held in the Little Theater at Municipal Auditorium.

Photograph with an exterior view of Kansas City police officers and crowd surrounding a confiscated still.

January 2nd 1926

Photographs of billboards along the east side of McGee Street Trafficway at the 26th Street Overpass. Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, Dey Motor Car Company, City Bank, and Herbert V.

June 22nd 1929

Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I.

1925

Photograph looking east along the north side of 12th Street from Walnut Street. Palace Clothing Company Building is pictured in the center background.

September 22nd 1931

Clipping from September 22, 1931 showing Kansas City Fire Station No. 31. The caption states, "Equipment will be moved today into the new No. 31 fire station at 4516 Troost avenue.

This photograph was taken looking west on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Half length view of Count Basie.

A color glass plate positive photograph of children swimming at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

March 24th 1921

Photograph of storefronts along the west side of the 900 block of Grand Avenue. This vantage point faces northwest from the northeast corner of 10th Street and Grand. The R. A.

June 1941

Photograph of the W. F. Baker Poultry and Eggs Building, once located at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard) and 4th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with a daytime view of the south side of the Liberty Memorial located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Liberty Memorial and two museum buildings are in view.

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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.
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