Image Gallery

Photograph of the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just west of Rockhill Road.

1925

An aerial view of the Country Club Plaza in 1925, looking north-northwest near Brookside Boulevard and 51st Street.

March 15th 1929

Mugshot of Kansas City Mafia boss Frank "Chee-Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas.

1940

Photograph of Columbus Park community volunteers constructing the St. John Bosco Center, Roman Catholic community hall.

June 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Lester T. Sunderlands's residence, taken from the southeast. Sunderland was Chairman of the Ash Grove Lime & Portland Cement Company.

October 5th 1935

Photograph of The Call newspaper staff outside of their office at 1715 E. 18th Street. Lucile Bluford is shown top row, fourth from left. Chester Franklin is shown seated, front center.

June 21st 1920

Postcard showing Sweeney Automobile and Tractor School at the southwest corner of Pershing Road and Wyandotte Street (now Kessler Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

October 30th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a large decorative Halloween pumpkin in the Country Club Plaza on Alameda Road at Central Street.

July 1923

Photograph of unidentified boys before a grocery and drugstore at the northeast corner of 23rd Street (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Summit Street.

Photograph of the Hoge Funeral Home building at 8024 Santa Fe Drive, in the 1930s.

Circa 1932 photograph with side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery truck. Described as "Chevrolet truck with insulated body used for delivery of ice cubes.

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Postcard of Main Street Theater, built in 1921 at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Main Street. It was used for vaudeville and cinema and had a seating capacity of 3,000.

May 7th 1934

An autochrome photograph of R. A. Long's residence, taken from the southwest. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

Photograph of girls at a sewing class at the Italian Institute at 505 Forest.

June 3rd 1933

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

June 20th 1936

Photograph of Red Fox Farm Lake during W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

This photograph was taken looking south on the west side of Troost Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

1935

A group photograph of the Happy Hollow Humdingers: Slim, Smoke, Hank, and Pete.

1925

Photograph looking east on the north side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Charlotte Street and Campbell Street. The Globe Laundry is pictured in the background.

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's sunroom in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The caption reads, "#4 Sunroom.

1928

Kansas City’s Black Elks band group photo taken in St. Louis, MO, 1928. Written on the bass drum to the left, "Midwest Lodge, No. 238, I.B.P.O.E. of W.

1933

Halloween decorations on the Plaza, showing the shack of the Plaza Witch who would read your future for free.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

May 15th 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of an automobile parked next to flowering spirea shurbs in the driveway of Dr. Sam E. Roberts, a Kansas City physician.

Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet and his daughter Marguerite sitting on a fence rail circa 1935.

Photograph of the Yeager School, once located at the northwest corner of Indiana Avenue and 19th Street. It was built in 1894 and named for Robert L.

July 19th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 19, 1931 showing a photograph of James P. Aylward and his boyhood home.

July 24th 1935

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing amongst hibiscus flowers on the south shore of Lake Hiwassee.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

October 5th 1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

June 24th 1933

An autochrome photograph of May W. Larabee's residence, taken from the north. Her deceased husband was Fredrick D. Larabee, President, Larabee Milling Company.

1934

J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.

July 12th 1919

Postcard of the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Linwood Boulevard and The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

1920

The statue of a small boy and a pool were features of the Crestwood interior park named Happy Woods Park, once located between 54th Street, 55th Street, Locust Street, and Cherry Street.

Circa 1940 photograph with a rooftop view of the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Main Street in the City Market.

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