Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Photographs

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

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 12th Street just west of Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards (left) and Hotel Washington and Cordova Hotel.

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Programs

Front cover of the April 10, 1928 program for the Eleventh Annual Fashion Show at Convention Hall under the auspices of Wheatley-Provident Hospital Auxiliary No. 1. This excerpt includes an advertisement for The Bahr Furniture Company.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking north at the intersection of the Troost Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Troost carlines, M&C Pharmacy, and a sign for 'veneered panels' are shown in the picture.

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Photographs

Photograph of Kindergarten students at Lincoln School, known after 1918 as W. W. Yates School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Pershing Road.

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Photographs

Photograph of the residence of J. H. Bryant, once located at 2407 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east on Highland Avenue, just south of 24th Street.

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Miscellaneous Documents

The charter for American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149, created and signed in August 1920. Wayne Miner Post No. 149 was organized by African American World War I veterans in September 1919 and was named for U.S. Army Private Wayne Miner, believed to be one of the last American soldiers to die in World War I.

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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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Photographs

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Lincoln High School Class of 1933 posed outside of the main entrance to the school. Lincoln High School was once located at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north 19th Street just east of Tracy Avenue.

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Photographs

Portrait photograph of jazz singer Myra Taylor, taken by the Studna-Sims-Millard photo studio in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

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