Image Gallery

February 8th 1932

Photograph with a close-up view of an unmarked police car with three bullet holes in the windshield.

February 12th 1935

Photograph of Henry F. McElroy and Mary McElroy alighting from a TWA airplane. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 217231... (Chicago Bureau), MARY McELROY RETURNS HOME.

September 25th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Pioneer Mother, a statue by A. Thimister Proctor, located in Penn Valley Park.

June 21st 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified child seated in Arno Leslie Roach's memorial garden at his retirement home in present-day Lake Tapawingo, Missouri.

1936

Photograph with slide description: "Frieze on N. wall, fountain playing: Liberty Memorial; Kansas City, Mo. (1936)."

April 19th 1933

An autochrome photograph of a spruce tree, hyacinths, and the first tulips of the year on the property of Charles M. Howell, lawyer.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 29th Street and Southwest Boulevard. The stockyards, train roundhouse, Kansas River, and Missouri River are pictured.

1924

This picture of a lily pond was taken looking north on 62nd Street between the two lanes of Ward Parkway. The Country Club Christian Church can be seen in the background to the right.

Interior of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. This photograph was taken circa 1934 by Kaufman Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking east at the southwest corner of 12th Street and The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. Castle Theater, O.K.

1922

Exterior view of the White Eagle Oil and Refining Company Filling Station at 46th Terrace and Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway).

May 19th 1923

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of Pershing and Main.

1925

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from just south of Amour Boulevard. The Congress Building is pictured in the background.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

1935

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. with his grandchildren David W. Kemper (left) and James M. Kemper, Jr. (right). The woman could not be positively identified.

May 4th 1928

Young boys line up for a foot race at the annual Country Club District Community Field Day on Friday, May 4, 1928 on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

1935

Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard).

1926

Texas Tommies in posed shot in mock saloon at Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1926. Phil Baxter shown center behind the bar. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Part of Ransom Money" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

Photograph of an outside dining area behind Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant.

May 1926

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

1927

1927 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre exterior, with staff posed in front. Advertisements for "The Strange Case of Captain Ramper" are displayed on the front of the theatre.

1930

Photograph of the Davidson Building at the northeast corner of 17th Street and Main Street.

January 5th 1935

Mugshot of Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

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.

1920

Saturday morning cross country hikes for the boys of the Country Club District, arranged by Miss Louise Hook, Community Secretary.

Nurses Miss Shultz and Miss Hilda Fiedler (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) posing as a nurse and patient at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

February 25th 1931

Photograph of the jury of twelve men at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game.

May 14th 1933

An autochrome photograph of M. B. Nelson's garage, taken from the north while the tulips were blossoming. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of John Mullen and Marie Flahive posed holding hands on a railroad track in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

December 8th 1931

Portrait of Jean Harlow holding a bouquet of flowers.

1926

Photograph with caption, "where Brookside Boulevard Extension would come northwest to 47th Street through Park Land." This vantage point faces south from just south of the intersection of

June 1st 1937

An autochrome photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) pool looking from the west.

October 25th 1929

Photograph showing the first football game, between Wyandotte High School and Omaha Technical High School, on Wyandotte Field located at Washington Boulevard and Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas City, K

August 3rd 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of bathers at the beach at Lake Quivira. Lakeshore Drive and the entrance to the Lake Quivira Country Club is shown in the background.

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the road entrance to the residence of Martha D. Shields, taken looking west. Her deceased husband, Edwin W.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.