Image Gallery

October 21st 1928

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 21, 1928 showing Missouri Governor Alfred E. Smith on his presidential campaign in Sedalia, Missouri. Also pictured are Charles M.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Lathrop Building, once located on the southeast corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue.

November 29th 1918

Postcard showing Manheim Road at 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest down Manheim Road from the intersection of 39th Street, Virginia Avenue, and Manheim Road.


Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

March 15th 1938

The Wornall Homestead Homes Association Annual Dinner on March 15, 1938.

August 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles M. Howell's residence, taken from the southeast. Howell was a Kansas City lawyer.

Photograph of the Lincoln High School Class of 1933 posed outside of the main entrance to the school.

Photograph of the first St. Francis Xavier Church, constructed at the northwest corner of 53rd Street and Forest Avenue in 1910. The building was destroyed by a fire on September 19, 1925.

July 25th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Richard Lynch at his home at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

April 1941

An black and white glass plate positive photograph of Thomas Hart Benton standing by the Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri.


Photograph of the chapel at the Saint Agnes Convent, Kansas City, Missouri.

Two photographs of students at the one-room Brauer School in the Piper area of Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Photograph of pioneering social worker Minnie Crosswaithe wearing a coat and hat.

June 26th 1919

Postcard of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange, located at the intersection of Genessee and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

October 3rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, taken from the southeast.


Photograph of unidentified men and women alighting the number 50 Troost streetcar.

August 4th 1931

Postcard showing the Verona Columns in the Country Club District in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Mission Drive, Overhill Road, and Ensley Lane.

August 30th 1931

Photograph of members of Boy Scouts Troop 80. Pictured, back row: Jack Day, Joe O'Connor, Howard Whalen, Donald Dunn; front row: Bud Spaeth, Nick Thoennes, Robert Reed.

June 8th 1935

Photograph of people eating barbecue on the ground by Red Fox Farm Lake at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

An autochrome photograph of Charles Rickert Fillmore seated at Unity Farm (Unity Village).


The J. C. Nichols Company sales office at the southeast corner of 59th Street and Ward Parkway in 1919.

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) campanile (Italian tower) and the cloisters of the administrative building. This photograph was taken looking southwest.


Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Theo Ross, Lester Young, and Buster Smith, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

May 1933

Directors and sponsors of the 1933 Country Club District Community Field Day, held on Southwest High School campus. Shown are John L. Shouse, George D. Melcher, J. C. Nichols, Miles C.

January 26th 1924

Photograph looking north on Brookside Boulevard just south of its intersection with 53rd Street Terrace.


Small group of children standing near an Easter bunny statue at Crestwood Shops in 1923.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of tennis players at Big Eleven Lake athletic event, Work's Progress Administration Recreation Supervision, Kansas City, Kansas.

November 4th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Labor News on November 4, 1932 showing "Hon. Joseph B. Shannon, Member in United States Congress from this District."

Photograph with slide description, "Patients at Children's Mercy Hospital enjoying a show put on by the Junior League, K.C., Mo."

Photograph with an interior view of Seven Oaks School kindergarten with children seated in chairs listenting to a story read by their teacher, Miss Gladys Wilson.

August 26th 1940

Photograph of the Paseo Baptist Church congregation posed in celebration of the church's fifty-sixth anniversary.

August 27th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Eugene W. Goebel's south terrace and house entrance. Goebel was a Kansas City oil producer.


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

Photograph of men, identified as William H. Spivey (left) and J. Jones (right), posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

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

July 24th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a woman and child on the property of Lionel Benjamin, a buyer for Fred Harvey.


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.