Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Photographs

Photograph of the the Industrial Arts Class at Lincoln High School, once located at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking east on 8th Street just east of Flora Avenue.

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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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Clippings

Excerpts of a scrapbook created by the American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149, one of the oldest African American posts in the nation. This scrapbook spans the 1930's through the 1950's and includes newspaper clippings documenting their civic activities. Also included are correspondence to the relatives of U.S. Army Private Wayne Miner, believed to be one of the last American soldiers to die in World War I. Various other ephemera include bulletins, programs, and correspondence between members.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking west-southwest near the south entrance of Benton Boulevard just north of Swope Parkway.

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Correspondence

In this letter, John E. Carlson compliments Chauncey Downs on his performance at the Minstrel Show and hopes that "more entertainments of this fine sort will be given by the Monrovian Club."

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Programs

Front cover of the April 14, 1925 program for the Eighth Annual Fashion Show at Convention Hall under the auspices of Wheatley-Provident Hospital Auxiliary No. 1. This excerpt includes an advertisement for the E. E. Pullum Realty Company.

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Photographs

Photograph of Jimmy Keith posed with his tenor saxophone and his band in silhouette behind him. This Christie studio photograph was likely taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking west on 19th Street just east of Grand Avenue.

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Photographs

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

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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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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