Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

September 3rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Visitation Church and Parish House, taken from the northwest.

Photograph of two Douglas DC-3 and two Douglas DC-3B airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

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.

Photograph of eight boys attending a class on dining etiquette with Mrs. White in the dining room of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

August 28th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Assumption Church (now known as St. Anthony's), taken looking northeast from the intersection of Benton Boulevard and Lexington Avenue.

February 28th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard).

May 11th 1923

Five children marching and holding American flags for 1923 Field Day parade on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

1940's photograph of homes in Columbus Park at the northwest corner of 4th Street (Linden Avenue) and Forest Avenue. 4th Street is shown receding into the left background.

Photograph of the residence of L. E. Bailer, once located at 919 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east on Woodland Avenue between 9th Street and 10th 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.

August 6th 1936

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, upon his transfer to Alcatraz, including physical descripton and sentence information.

June 3rd 1933

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

December 5th 1920

Photograph of several Holy Cross Catholic Church choir members and friends resting by the railroad en route to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff near Sugar Creek, Missouri.

July 27th 1939

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

1919

Photograph of the founding members of the Order of DeMolay, an organization connected to the Masonic Lodge. It was open for membership to young men between the ages of 12 and 21.

Six members of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing with drums, three saxophones, a trumpet and an upright bass.

February 2nd 1930

Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico stand before their Ford Tri-Motor airplane with Municipal Airport building in background, February 2, 1930.

1924

Wide view of the apartment buildings along Mill Creek Parkway. This photograph was taken looking northwest from atop the Ponce de Leon at 4555 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employee Kathryn Ruth Rhodes, who was appointed first chief hostess in December 1935.

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.

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

1937

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

1939

Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.

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.

June 10th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the J. C. Nichols Company office building, taken from the southeast.

An autochrome photograph of Louis XIV & afterglow tulips, taken from the west on the property of Dr. Sam E. Roberts, physician.

August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Herbert V. Jones's residence, taken from the northeast. Jones was chairman of the Herbert V. Jones & Co. (real estate).

October 19th 1922

Postcard of the 27th Street bridge over Vine Street in Troost Park (now Troost Lake Park), Kansas City, Missouri.

September 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Lake of the Woods from the north, located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

April 24th 1935

Clipping entitled "Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pendergast, Jr., at the Church" from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr.

1920

Interior of Brookside Hall, Miss Helen Thomes' dance class in session.

May 15th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Laura Coates Reed standing under her virgilia tree. Her husband, Homer Reed, was the founder of the Homer Reed Investment Company.

Photograph of a Boeing 307B Stratoliner airplane under construction in the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.

An autochrome photograph of hyacinths by the driveway of M. B. Nelson, taken in the evening and looking south-southeast. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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