Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

18th & Vine

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Photograph of Mr. Russell, an automobile mechanic teacher at R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School. He is pictured with his daughters just west of the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. Also pictured is the Crown Drug Co. sign (top) and the Lincoln Building (left background).

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Photograph of Felix Street standing with a pipe near the Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

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Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. This vantage point faces east with the Street Hotel sign in the background.

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Photograph of the Gem Theater, labeled 1912-1923. This vantage point faces south on 18th Street between Vine Street and Highland Avenue.

Tenth Anniversary and "Progress Edition" of the Kansas City Call newspaper. The paper includes stories about crime and political news, social and church updates, sports stories, and advertisements for local businesses, groceries, and cosmetic products. A spread on page B-3 includes a statement from editor and publisher C. A. Franklin as well as photographs of the Call's facilities on 18th Street and its editorial and other staff. "Present Day Kansas City Far Cry From 1850" on B-4 describes the changes in the city over the last 75 years.

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Photograph of a "colored wading pool" located in the median of The Paseo just south of 15th Street (now Truman Road), Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photograph of the Lincoln High School Cadet Band and Orchestra posed in front of the school. Major N. Clark Smith, director, is pictured in the back to the right.

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Photograph of an abandoned building at the southwest corner of 19th Street and Vine Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The building used to house a Sam's Market and a shoe shining parlor. The Pabst Milwaukee seal is shown above the main entrance to the building and a portion of a sign for Country Club Beer is shown at the far right of the picture. This sign was on the Roberts Building at the northwest corner of 19th and Vine.

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Photograph of Catherine Sanders and Helen Dupree standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the ninth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Euclid Avenue to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Cleveland Avenue to the east.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the eighth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Harrison Street to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Euclid Avenue to the east.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the bathing pool and bathhouse at The Grove, located at Benton Boulevard and 15th Street (now Truman Road) in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bath house and wading pool from just north of the intersection of Benton Plaza (pictured left) and Bellefontaine Avenue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. H. Cook of Oakland, California.

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