Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing in front of her restaurant, Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

1937

Photograph of a trained nurse in front of the first aid supplies at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

August 3rd 1946

President Harry S. Truman (right) with James Pendergast, evidently taken in Independence, Missouri, upon Truman's arrival from Washington, D.C.

September 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of James A. Reed's residence, taken from the southeast. Reed was a lawyer, county prosecutor, and mayor of Kansas City.

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

Photograph of boys attending a night school at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

July 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Willow Lake, taken from the south. Willow Lake is located at the southeast corner of 63rd Street and Ensley Lane.

November 11th 1926

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

A color glass plate positive photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) looking northeast toward The Walnuts apartments.

July 6th 1931

Mugshot of Frank Mulloy, Inmate #39293. Mulloy was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

1940

Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration.

1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company using a shirring machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

1926

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of a crowd viewing one of the events at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

1933

Photograph of Jackson County Courthouse undergoing renovations.

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.

June 3rd 1933

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

September 25th 1933

An autochrome photograph of The Palisades as seen from the south-southwest of the stone-work terrace on Kersey Coates Drive.

June 7th 1928

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of boys attending a Sunday morning service in the auditorium of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Avenue.

September 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Fred Wolferman's driveway and the rear of his house. Wolferman was founder of Wolferman's Grocery Stores.

This photograph was taken looking east on 8th Street just east of Flora Avenue.

August 8th 1925

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main.

This photograph was taken looking east-southeast on 12th Street near Virginia Avenue.

"Baby Betty Jean" in a swing on the porch of a building at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

1940

Photograph of the St. Aloysius Band, W. H. Ragan, director. This vantage point faces east on Prospect Avenue just south of 11th Street.

October 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph looking northwest towards the lagoon in Swope Park.

May 15th 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of an automobile parked next to flowering spirea shurbs in the driveway of Dr. Sam E. Roberts, a Kansas City physician.

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.

April 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of an automobile parked next to an apple tree on Sunset Drive. Lauder notes with the picture: "Don't Mutilate".

February 17th 1935

Photograph clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 17, 1935 taken by Strauss-Peyton Photo and showing "Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper [Sr.]".

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

November 3rd 1939

Mugshots of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55669-L.

1921

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

Photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra with Bennie Moten, piano; Lammar Wright, trumpet; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Woodie Walder, clarinet; George Tall, banjo; Willie Hall, drums; and Mary H.

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