Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

Photograph of the staff of Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet, posed in front of the restaurant.

July 6th 1932

An autochrome photograph looking south towards the east island of Lake Hiwasee in the Indian Hills subdivision.

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking north from Park Land at 48th Street and Country Club Car Line, showing approach of proposed trafficway to widened east 48th Street." Park Lane Hotel, St.

May 19th 1923

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.

May 1940

Photograph of Rita North with one boy and two girls posed outside of the Holy Cross Catholic Church at the closing of May Devotions. North read the Act of Consecration that day.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Lay Plan for Kidnapers' Return" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

Circa 1925 photograph with partial front view of the Swope Park Christian Church located at the northwest corner of 62nd Street and Swope Parkway.

1923

Pamphlet detailing the social services available from the Italian Mission at 505 Forest Ave., Kansas City, Mo. sponsored by the Central Presbyterian Church since ca. 1893.

October 5th 1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

1924

Promotional photo of unidentified female singer with nine member jazz band.

1940's photograph of the Holy Rosary Church (left) and the parochial school (right). This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of Campbell Street and Missouri Avenue.

May 1st 1935

Photograph capturing one of the hardships faced by families during the Dust Bowl--starving cattle.

1919

Two young women sitting near a lamp sculpture with a house at 5939 Overhill Road barely visible in the background.

Interior view of an Santa Fe Railroad Shop.

June 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Belknap C. Hawkes and Alice Hawkes residence, taken from the north. Belknap was a Kansas City stockbroker.

July 11th 1937

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

May 3rd 1924

Postcard of Hotel Sherman, located at the southeast corner of Locust Street and 9th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

January 6th 1931

Harry S. Truman is being sworn in as a judge of the county court of Jackson County, 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.

December 22nd 1933

Group portrait of uniformed employees, identified as Department 411, at a Donnelly Garment Company Christmas party, in the Corrigan Building

Photograph of children and adults posed outside of the Willard Mission, once located at 7032 Independence Road (renamed Wilson Avenue), between the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the defunct interse

A color glass plate positive photograph of the view looking southeast across the Swope Park gardens near the Shelter House (now the Battle of Westport Visitor Center).

January 26th 1924

Photograph looking east on 53rd Street Terrace towards its intersection with Brookside Boulevard.

Photograph of the Daughters of Penelope group, including Anna Kartsonis, in an unknown location circa 1935.

June 5th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Mr. C. R. Hunt standing by "Paul's Scarlet" climbing roses on the property of George J. Miller, lawyer and proprietor of George J. Miller & Company.

Photograph of the interior of St. Peter & Paul Church, once located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and McGee Street.

Photograph with interior view of Donnelly Garment Company Christmas program at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

1940's photograph of Columbus Park looking west-northwest with an unpaved 4th Street between Gillis Street and Harrison Street in the foreground and the intersection of 4th and Harrison in the

Undated photograph of unidentified man posing with a guitar in traditional Mexican dress.

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 53, built in 1919. It was located on the west side of Oak Street between 48th Street and 49th Street.

1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

Walt Disney's Laugh-O-Gram office, located in the second story of the McConahay Building at 31st Street and Forest Avenue.

August 15th 1931

Photograph of Bishop Thomas F. Lillis after the ceremony of the dedication of St. John Seminary at the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and 72nd Street.

Image of Golf Course Road in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest on Golf Course Road (now Swope Memorial Drive).

May 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph looking east over Lake Hiwassee in the Indian Hills subdivision.

July 21st 1930

Stairway to the second floor, showing the illustrated map of the Country Club District on the west wall of the J. C. Nichols Companies building, 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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