Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Image Gallery

September 25th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza near the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Wyandotte Street.


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

October 11th 1924

Kansas City Monarchs and Hilldale Giants standing side by side at the opening game Negro Leagues' first Colored World Series in Kansas City, Missouri on October 11, 1924.


Wide exterior view of Arbor Villa Park; the small white building in the background is a J. C. Nichols Company sales office.

September 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a sculpture near the entrance to the residence of Martha D. Shields, taken looking south. Her deceased husband, Edwin W.

June 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Helen H. McDermand's house, taken from the southeast. The picture shows an automobile parked by the house entrance. Her deceased husband, Frank R.


The Ruhr Dairy located just west of Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue) and south of 54th Street.

Photograph of people dining on the patio behind Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

August 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the southeast corner of John E. Horn's estate. The vantage point faces north-northwest towards the Horn residence.

This photograph was taken looking west on 31st Street just west of Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of H. B. Jeffery standing next to roses growing on the upper terrace at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

July 21st 1930

First floor lobby of the J. C. Nichols Companies building at 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

June 13th 1928

Postcard of the Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 13th and Central Street.


J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.

Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

July 5th 1935

An autochrome photograph of two automobiles parked next to a bed of flowers in the Country Club Plaza at the southeast corner of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Julia M. Rockwell's house and garden, taken from the northeast.

March 9th 1935

An autochrome photograph of an arch with winter covering at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden).

November 8th 1918

Postcard of the entrance to Swope Park, located at the intersection of Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri.

September 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of George S. Allee's house taken from the east-southeast in the Fall of 1933. George Allee was district manager of the Missouri Automobile Club.

May 7th 1917

Postcard showing the Swope Park Pergola, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 14th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Miss Nelda Jane in pose to dive into the swimming pool of Dan W. Moser. Moser was president of the Western Finance Company.

July 18th 1938

Mugshot for Frank P. Dixon, Inmate #53423. Dixon was sentenced to two years in the U.S.


Children playing at a playground at 58th Street and Brookside Boulevard in 1920. This vantage point faces north from near the center of Brookside Triangle Park.


Romanelli Gardens, the northeast portion of the Armour Farm, just west of Wornall Road and south of 67th Street, has been added to the developing section of the Country Club District.


Wider exterior view of Country Club Plaza, at night and during Christmas time, buildings covered in lights with snow on the ground.

June 16th 1919

Postcard showing Kansas City Union Station and its train sheds to the west.

July 29th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Lester T. Sunderlands's garden and residence, taken from the northeast and showing the rear of the house.

May 7th 1937

Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E.

Portrait of St. Stephen's Baptist Church pastor Rev. Raymond J. Jordan, whose home and work addresses and phone numbers are listed.

June 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Brush Creek, taken looking north on the east side of the Kansas City Country Club.

July 3rd 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) Amphitheater as seen looking northeast atop Unity Tower.

An autographed photograph of Tex Owens, "The Original Texas Ranger".

A color glass plate positive photograph of children swimming at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue.

This photograph was taken looking east-southeast at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Home built by Edward Dickinson at 810 W. 52nd Street, and then resided in by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutte.