Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking southeast from 47th and Virginia Avenue." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements, including plans to widen 4

July 14th 1918

Postcard of the Main Lobby of the Hotel Muehlebach, located at the southwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

1920

Photograph looking north along the west side of Troost from Linwood Boulevard.

July 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Isaac Katz's residence, taken from the northwest. Katz was co-owner and co-founder of Katz Drug Store.

Autographed head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Russell (Clara) Stover of Russell Stover Candies.

August 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Michael J. Healey's residence, taken from the south. Healey was vice-president and general manager of John Deere Plow Company.

September 25th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Country Club Plaza Theater, taken from the east.

1926

Photograph with caption, "Main Street looking north toward 40th Street showing the depressed street grade that should be raised to meet existing yard levels and the new new curb lines fixed by

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of a portable lighting system truck used to illuminate Kansas City Monarchs baseball games at night. It features a 40-foot pole and six 1,000-watt bulbs.

Photograph entitled "Six A.M.", showing boys waking up in the morning in a ward sleeping room at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date.

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

February 2nd 1930

Spectators at the Municpal Airtport that have come to send off the Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico, February 2, 1930.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith's garden and a small inlet of Lake Quivira from the Smiths' doorway.

1940's photograph of Columbus Park looking east with an unpaved Harrison Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street in the foreground and the intersection of Gillis Street and 4th Street in the

October 23rd 1929

Postcard showing the Intercity Viaduct (foreground), James Street (background), the Kansas River (left), and Kansas City, Kansas (right).

July 21st 1930

This picture of the J. C. Nichols Companies Building was taken looking northeast on Ward Parkway just east of Broadway Boulevard.

1926

Photograph with caption, "Mill Creek Drive at 47th Street, showing the proposed roadway due north to Brookside Boulevard Extension and main at 41st Street.

Photograph of the residence of Judge Calaway, located at 2546 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west-northwest on Michigan Avenue just north of 26th Street.

1920

Photograph of the Our Lady of Sorrows Music Class of 1920. Some of the students are hold lutes, violins, and classical guitars.

1919

Photograph of Visitation Church (right) and rectory (left) at the southeast corner of Main Street and 51st Terrace.

March 7th 1932

The first postcard shows The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast towards The Scout Statue.

June 26th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Inez Moore Goetz standing next to her regal lilies. Her husband, Henry E. Goetz, was assistant secretary-treasurer of the Goetz Brewing Company.

Photograph of the R. J. Delano School at the northwest corner of Linwood Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue.

June 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph of "Paul's Scarlet" climbing roses covering the outside of the maid's room on the property of George J. Miller, lawyer and proprietor of George J.

Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level.

Alto saxophone owned and played by Henry Franklin "Buster" Smith. Smith played with the Blue Devils before co-founding the Buster Smith-Count Basie Band of Rhythm.

July 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Lillie A. Jones standing in her Tudor garden. Her husband Ellis R. Jones was vice-president of the Kansas City Paper House.

1923

This picture of Arbor Villa Park was taken looking south-southeast at the intersection of 66th Terrace and Main Street. A man and a woman stand near the pergola in Arbor Villa Park.

Photograph with exterior view of the Church of Christ (Hedrickite Church) or (Temple Lot) located in Independence, Missouri, at River Boulevard and Lexington Avenue on what is referred to as the Te

1924

This picture of the Tower Building and Wolferman Building was taken looking north-east at the intersection of 47th Street and Wyandotte Street.

June 7th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Elizabeth Helmers with her daughter Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to their and William C. Helmers's residence.

May 15th 1933

An autochrome photograph of H. A. Fowler's residence, taken from the east. Fowler was president of the Fowler Commission Company.

November 1st 1921

Postcard from the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921. This vantage point faces southwest on Main Street just east of Union Station, shown on the right.

August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of W. Malcom Lowry's residence, taken from the north. Lowry was a Kansas City engineer at Henrici-Lowry Engineering Company.

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