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An autochrome photograph of The Palisades as seen from the south-southwest of the stone-work terrace on Kersey Coates Drive.

Date: 
September 25th 1933

This photograph was taken looking northeast on 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

Letter from Carrol Olsen of Kansas City to Governor Lloyd Stark, accusing him and Pendergast affiliates of stealing tax money and other Kansas City issues.

Date: 
June 18th 1937

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Aerial view of Kansas City, Missouri, looking north-northeast with the Missouri River in the background.

Photograph dated between 1916-1920 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir posed at the entrance to the Cathedral on the south side of 11th Street between Broadway and Washington Street. Captioned: "Top Row, Clarence Casey, G. E. Keller, F. Raach, Fitzgibbon DeKoning, Garlach, Ied. Quadlander, organist, H. Muiha, Rod McQueeny, C. W. Smith; Bernia Davoran, Alice Martin, Helen Sliney, Mrs. W. A. Stokes, Mrs. Ted Quadrander, Mrs. J. A. Racch, Yvonne Rodier, Carrie Fox, Madeline Dempsey, Margaret Rodier, Helen Rogerson; Jean Horigan, Kate Kerby, Mrs.

1940's photograph of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 425 West 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of Broadway Boulevard just north of 12th Street. The Commercial Hotel at 1104 Broadway is pictured far right.

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the Palisades at 10th Street from Kersey Coates Drive (now Interstate 35). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Verna Borgman of Levasy, Missouri.

Date: 
December 8th 1923

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the Palisades at 10th Street from Kersey Coates Drive (now Interstate 35). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mae Dougan of Bolckow, Missouri.

Date: 
November 19th 1935

Photograph of a Lockheed Orion 9E airplane, NC12283, and a Northrop Alpha 4A airplane, NC933Y, at Municipal Airport in winter. Both aircraft were owned by Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). This photograph was taken between May 1932 - July 1935. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Power and Light Building (left-center, far background) and Quality Hill (right-center, far background).