Image Gallery

Undated photograph of the exterior of The Call newspaper's office on 18th Street, including the surrounding streetscape.

August 27th 1932

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

Photograph of Mary Downs, wife of Chauncey L. Downs, in blouse and skirt holding a purse.

November 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Merle Smith and the 36 maple trees that border the road to Joseph F.

Photograph of the Kansas City School District Repair Department at 1520 Campbell Street. As of 2017, the building still stands with an addition to its frontage.

June 13th 1928

Photograph looking north along Baltimore from the southwest corner of 12th and Baltimore.

September 17th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles R. Cook's residence with ivy on the facade, taken from the northwest. Cook was founder and president of Cook Paint & Varnish Company.


This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.

May 2nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of Lucian Rosenwald's tulip garden. This vantage point faces west-northwest with the house at 4309 Campbell Street in the left background.

June 1941

Photograph of businesses at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and 5th Street. Pictured establishments include Merchants Bank, Fruit Supply Co., and Aleshi Brothers Produce Company.

May 11th 1923

Younger boys and girls participating in maypole dance at the 1923 Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.


Photograph with caption, "looking east on 48th Street from Charlotte Street." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements.


Photograph with slide description: "Venetian well head; 61st and State Line; Kansas City, MIssouri.


Photograph looking west from the northeast corner of 12th Street and Locust Street. The Lee Hotel is pictured to the left.

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

June 11th 1928

The intersection of Main Street and 12th Street decorated with patriotic banners and flags for the 1928 Republican National Convention at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

November 17th 1927

Postcard showing the Grand Court at Electric Park, once located between The Paseo and Woodland Avenue, south of 45th Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.

March 2nd 1928

Construction of the Country Club Plaza Theater began on March 2, 1928.

June 29th 1936

WPA orchestra rehearsing at Union Hall, William Shaw, director, June 29, 1936.

Circa 1928 photograph with interior view of the lobby of Kansas City Life Insurance Company building.

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Julia M. Rockwell's house and garden, taken from the northeast.

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

June 11th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 11, 1931 showing a photograph of James M. Pendergast.

April 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of crocuses sprouting after 2000 bulbs were planted on Grant I. Rosenzweig's property. Rosenzweig was a Kansas City lawyer.

September 8th 1928

Mugshots of Paul Carollo, Inmate #30644. Carollo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

October 10th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

March 23rd 1921

Postcard of the lake in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.


Ed Flynn, wearing a light suit and tie, and Benny Carter, wearing a tuxedo, seated on a couch. Dave Dexter is crouched next to Carter wearing a pinstripe suite and smiling.

January 4th 1935

Postcard showing the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast towards the memorial.

September 3rd 1918

Postcard of the fountain located between the northbound and southbound lanes of The Paseo just south of 9th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

July 24th 1936

An autochrome photograph of the gardens at The Walnuts, taken from the southeast outside of a window in the apartment building.

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

April 7th 1919

Photograph looking northwest on Brook Street (presently Allen Avenue) between Fairmount Avenue and 23rd Street Trafficway (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez).

Photograph of a group of boys accompanied by adults near Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street.

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.


Photograph of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee.


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.