Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Kansas Historical Society

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Miscellaneous Documents

Sixteen rules given to inhabitants of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. These rules outline a frugal, healthy, and sober life to those residing at the home.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of an arts and crafts building at Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The building was used to support programs of the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

Photograph of Fred Harvey staff waitresses, the Harvey Girls, at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game between the Army and Navy at Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home at 738 Broadview Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. This photograph was reproduced on the occasion of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Kansas from October 1-4, 1934.

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Photographs

Postcard of the Carnegie library at 625 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. It was razed in 1965 after the completion of a new Kansas City, Kansas Public Library building at the same address. This vantage point faces south-southwest with Minnesota Avenue in the foreground.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a cowboy band performing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

1930's photograph of the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. The airport was active between the years 1921 and 1985.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

List of fourteen rules reaffirmed by the State Board of Trustees for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Rules include the pricing of meals and accommodations as well as the benefits of the home's superintendent. The rules also mention that, "No free meals are to be given to those coming to the back door at any time."

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Photographs

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at a national park in Washington state. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been indentified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of tennis players at Big Eleven Lake athletic event, Work's Progress Administration Recreation Supervision, Kansas City, Kansas.

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Photographs

Photograph of North Seventh Street looking north from just north of Ann Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The Huron building is pictured in the center background.

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