Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

February 22nd 1937

Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election.

1924

This picture of a lily pond was taken looking north on 62nd Street between the two lanes of Ward Parkway. The Country Club Christian Church can be seen in the background to the right.

Photograph of Dr. Logan Clendening, an accomplished medical writer, posing behind bars, "in clink" [prison].

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

June 13th 1942

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

1938

John Walker, Eleanor Nichols, and her husband Earl W. Allen at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

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.

June 29th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Unity Farm (Unity Village) looking northeast through the cloister's arches in the administrative building.

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of the Association of Daughters of Elks (St. Louis) marching in Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo, Kansas City, MO. Source: Black Economic Union.

A color glass plate positive photograph of four men playing golf at the second hole of the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

1927

Individulal portrait photographs of the 31 students comprising the Holy Cross School Class of 1927. Also included is a photograph of Reverend J. P. Prendergast.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of an unidentified man with soda pop and barbecue at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

August 19th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Hunter L. Gary's residence, taken from the southeast. Gary was president of the Theodore Gary and Co. (investments).

April 24th 1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Carolyn E. Pendergast, Governor Guy B. Park, and Eleanora G. Park attending the marriage of Thomas J.

1920

Fifteen members of Chauncey Downs and His Rinkey Dinks are pictured on stage with instruments, circa 1920. Downs is pictured right of center standing in front of the piano.

Undated photograph of Mexican railroad workers posing in front of a boxcar in Kansas City, Kansas.

July 20th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Frank M. Bernardin's residence, taken from the southeast in the summer of 1932. Bernardin was district manager of the General Electric Supply Corporation.

October 11th 1934

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a large cluster of morning glories on the property of D. Ambert Haley.

Full-length portrait photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright Sr. (1907-1973) in a tuxedo.

5434 Central Street home of Zeno T. Briggs, who bought a lot in 1909 and lived at this home until June 1929. This vantage point faces west-northwest on Central Street just north of 55th Street.

May 11th 1923

Nearly a dozen young children on scooters participating in 1923 Community Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

November 13th 1941

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

December 7th 1930

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on December 7, 1930 with caption stating, "Thomas J.

January 4th 1935

Postcard showing the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast towards the memorial.

May 12th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Albert A. Taylor's residence, taken from the northwest garden. Taylor was Chairman of the John Taylor Dry Goods Company.

March 28th 1932

Clipping entitled "Delegates Must Eat" from the Kansas City Times on March 29, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention the previous day in St. Louis, Missouri.

1926

Photograph with caption, "The former brickyard and rock quarry south of Brush Creek and west of Main Street." This vantage point faces south from near the intersection of Wyandotte Street

1938

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting an adult and child waving to a passing train at the edge of a stark Midwestern town.

1930's photograph of the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. The airport was active between the years 1921 and 1985.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officer restraining a protester at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

June 3rd 1933

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

Henry F. McElroy, Kansas City's first city manager and proponent of the Ten Year Plan.

August 14th 1922

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

July 18th 1938

Mugshot for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S.

Photograph of Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara celebrating Mass with the congregation of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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