Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Economic Boom, Depression, and Recovery

Image Gallery

Advertisement for Truman & Jacobson Haberdashers at 104 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Portrait of Dr. Ernest W. Cavaness in uniform, ca. 1918 (printed image). Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).


Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s.

Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date.

Executive committee at work in preparation of the Ten Year Plan in Kansas City.

1 /13 /1931

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of children are playing baseball at Waterway Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Portrait of Walter Prescott Neff, or Walter Neff, chairman of the board of the Daily Drovers Telegram newspaper at 1505 Genesee Street.

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

6 /11 /1928

Photograph of Nicholas Madgey, Francis Ruyssers, Joseph Ruyssers, and Henry Ruyssers (left to right) standing by the Ruyssers family Model T Ford.


Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s.

Photograph of City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, which opened on October 25, 1937.

Negative of air mail planes at Richards Field, taken by R. S. Knowlson, Kansas City, Missouri, May 1926.

5 /1926

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game between the Army and Navy at Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas.

Negative of postmaster congratulating pilot on first airmail run, May 1926. This photograph was taken by R. S.

5 /1926

Portrait of Ruby D. Garrett, Chairman of the Program Committee for the American Legion Convention, ca. 1921.


Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of an African American band rehearsing in a park in Kansas City, Kansas.