Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Photograph of Kansas City ministers [possibly as part of a New Era District meeting] with leaders of the Women's Missionary Union posed outside of the main entrance to the Paseo Baptist Church. Included in the picture are Rev. D. A. Holmes, Rev. C. S Scott, Rev. S. S. Stamps, Rev. I. H. Henderson, Jr., Rev. Hollins, Mrs. Leeks, Carolyn Ealy, Ethel K. Thomas, Mrs. L. P. Payne, Georgia Craft, Lillie Livingston, Audra Malone, Emma Lawson, and Mary Bostic. This photograph was taken sometime after 1931 when the Paseo Baptist Church was completed.

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Photograph of the attendees of the Sunflower Grand Lodge Knights of Pythis and Grand Court 39th Annual Session at the 8th Street Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas, July 26-28, 1932. This photograph was taken by Williams Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri and facing west towards the main entrance to the church.

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Photographs

This photograph of the East Side Business District was taken looking east on 10th Street just west of Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

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This photograph was taken looking east-southeast at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are billboards for Crystal White Family Soap and the 1926 silent film "A Social Celebrity" starring Louise Brooks and Adolphe Menjou.

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

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Miscellaneous Documents

Naomi Feaster's graduate diploma from the R. T. Coles Junior High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking south-southwest on the west side of the Troost Avenue and 17th Street intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Benzo-Gas and Harris-Goar are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Troost Avenue carlines, City-Center Junk Co., and a sign for 'veneered panels' also shown.

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Photographs

Photograph of the residence of Anna H. Jones, located at 2444 Montgall Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west on Montgall Avenue, just north of 25th Street.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Auxiliary, No. 1 posing outside of the main entrance to the hospital on the western side of Forest Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the main entrance. Standing, reading from left to right are: Mesdames James Csborne, Robert Eggleston, J. O. Morrison, Miss Elsie M. Mountain, Mesdames Fred Johnson, H. O. Williams, John Davis, Nellie E. Young, Joe E. Herriford, Sr., Don Rife, M. H. Tompkins, Louis Manuel, C. H. Adkins, Eva M. Fox.

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This photograph of St. Vincent de Paul Academy was taken looking northwest on Flora Avenue just south of 31st Street. This building is adjacent to the St. Vincent de Paul Church.

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Photographs

Photograph of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). This vantage point faces west towards the two main wings of the hospital. Captioned: "Old City Hospital, as the above building is best known, has been General Hospital No. 2, for the care of Negroes, since 1908. Previous to the building of General Hospital No. 1, it was the city's one hospital. In 1914 its personnel became Negro and it has continued to be operated by race professional men and nurses.

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Photographs

Photograph of the residence of Judge Calaway, located at 2546 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west-northwest on Michigan Avenue just north of 26th Street.

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