Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

63rd and Troost Shopping Center
October 1927

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Troost Avenue and 63rd Street. The pictured shopping center opened in October 1927.


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

June 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a rose pergola on the property of A. E. Mosier, President of the Lucky Tiger Mining Company.


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.

Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of the Blue River north of St. John Avenue.

July 29th 1935

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

August 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of R. Bryson Jones's residence, taken from the northeast. Jones was an executive at R. B. Jones & Sons (insurance).

Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

August 25th 1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on August 25, 1935 showing photographs from Kansas City Mayor Bryce B.

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.

April 11th 1921

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of Wilbur H. Dunn Park in the summer of 1937, looking north from 68th St. at the Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

A woman and her child outside of the boxcar where they lived.

May 19th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Loula Long Combs amongst a bed of iris on the Longview Farm.

June 3rd 1939

Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel, an "exclusive residential and transient hotel", located at Broadway Boulevard and 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

June 12th 1942

Kansas City Police Department full length photographs of organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca.

November 13th 1941

Postcard of the Hotel Continental, located at the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 11th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


This picture was taken looking southwest at the future site of the Plaza Time Building.

Architectural drawing depicting a rendering created by J. M. Felt & Company Architects of a new church for the Vine Street Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

April 29th 1934

An autochrome photograph of tulips at the entrance to the Rose Hill Cemetery.

November 26th 1920

Postcard showing the flower beds in Electric Park, once located between The Paseo and Woodland Avenue, south of 45th Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.

October 4th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Liberty Memorial as seen from the south, looking north with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

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.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of policemen restraining a protestor at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

September 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Albert R. Jones's 165 foot long residence, taken from the northwest. Jones was a Kansas City lawyer.

August 3rd 1935

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

August 3rd 1946

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

May 10th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Leslie T. Martin's house, tower, and garden on Briarcliff between present-day Route 9 and North Briarcliff Road.

Band at Chauncey Down's Hall includes Herman Walder, Booker Washington, Walter Page, no date.

Photograph of the residence of Dr. Solomon H. Thompson, once located at 1321 North 8th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

January 24th 1924

Mugshot of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

August 30th 1931

Photograph of Jack Day and Joe Lembke, two members of Boy Scouts Troop 80.


A Donnelly Garment Company designer showing a sewing machine operator how to work with her original design.


Clipping of a photograph by Strauss-Peyton showing "Mrs. James Madison Kemper, Publicity Chairman for the Notre Dame de Sion Recital, Friday, April 20, Hotel Kansas Citian."