Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Broadway Boulevard

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Postcards

Postcard showing the Santa Fe Trail Marker inside of a roundabout near Broadway and 30th Street in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from just north of the roundabout, which is located west of Broadway Boulevard at the intersection 30th Street and Penn Drive. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Pauline Sayle of Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts.

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Postcards

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

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Postcards

Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel, an "exclusive residential and transient hotel", located at Broadway Boulevard and 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 36th Street and Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Margaret Allison of St. Louis, Missouri.

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Photographs

Exterior of Uptown Theatre and marquee at night, taken by Cresswell's, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest from the intersection of 37th Street and Broadway Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The marquee features a stage and screen show on Saturday, December 10, 1932 including the 1932 film Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook. It also includes a performance of Clarence Rand and Olympic decathlon champion James "Jarring Jim" Bausch singing with Carleton Coon, Jr. and his Orchestra. Source: John Coon.

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Photographs

Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano. Other musicians shown include (left to right) an unidentified musician, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, Orville "Piggy" Minor, an unidentified musician, Gus Johnson, and Gene Ramey.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Minutes of Meeting for the City Central Executive Committee of the American Legion Posts of Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting was held at 3709 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri on August 14, 1935. Included is an expense report and a narrative of organizational matters presented by various members. Attached to the report is a bulletin urging members to send in a check of $10.00 to "GET OUR BAND TO COLUMBIA!".

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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 1930's or early 1940's.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking north on Broadway Boulevard just north of 25th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The pictured portion of Broadway Boulevard has since been demolished and diverted to the west. The picture was taken where the Kansas City Internal Revenue Service (IRS) complex now stands.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking north towards Southwest Boulevard on Broadway just south of 21st Street

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

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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.