Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

February 9th 1934

Photograph of the Beau Brummel Club's 15th anniversary celebration at the Elk's Place Restaurant.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.

April 1935

The Tower Adorables, a dance troupe who performed at the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

July 6th 1935

An autochrome photograph of the terrace garden by the Unity Farm (Unity Village) Club House.

Circa 1915 photograph with view of 5th Street looking east-northeast toward its intersection with Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in the right background.

March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "A Real Goat Makes the Trip" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Conve

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.

April 11th 1927

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

Photograph looking toward the northeast of the Pickwick Hotel located on the east side of McGee Street between 9th and 10th streets in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

May 29th 1922

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

Photograph of the street view of College Inn on 12th Street. The marquee is advertising Harlan Leonard's Orchestra.

Photograph of a Douglas Commercial DC-1 airplane flying north over the Missouri River.

1938

Photograph of the R. T. Coles Vocational School Class of 1938 posed outside of the main entrance to the school. R. T.

1910

Photograph with exterior view of Westport High School at 39th and McGee (Hyde Park Ave) and Oak Streets.

Photograph of cabins at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street.

1928

Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a cowboy band performing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.

1934

Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

An autochrome photograph of the staircase and grand hall in the residence of R. A. Long, Co-Founder, Long-Bell Lumber Company.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of Wave Tobin and a group of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near the 3000 block of East 18th Street; shows tip of Ransom Feed Mills, located at 3028 East 18th Street.

July 20th 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of a crowd watching Bob Busler and Bob Willits playing golf at hole #5 at the Mission Hills Country Club.

September 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Visitation Church, taken from the west.

Postcard showing Winwood Beach in Kansas City, Missouri, describing it as the "Atlantic City of the West".

August 14th 1919

Postcard showing the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mary A.

Dance event advertisement for Davy Jones the 2nd and his 9 Musical Pirates under the direction of Phil Baxter at the Submarine Ballroom.

Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra on a stage with their instruments.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near 19th and Vine; shows City Workhouse with railroad tracks beside it.

This photograph was taken looking north on McGee Trafficway from just south of 24th Street (now Pershing Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

May 1926

Negative of Kansas City’s first airmail with Ford Harvey, George Conner and L. H. Garrison, May 1926. This photograph was taken by R. S. Knowlson at Richards Field.

March 28th 1932

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of Carolyn E. Pendergast and her daughter Marceline P. Burnett.

1934

Group portrait of members of the Firestone Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1933-34 champions of the South Central Business Association.

Postcard of the National Cloak & Suit Company, built in 1919 at the southeast corner of Hardesty Avenue and Independence Avenue.

1922

This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr.

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