Image Gallery

April 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Nelson Gallery of Art (now known as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), taken from the southwest as the first flowers appear on the new grounds.

November 3rd 1941

Postcard of the Court House (foreground) and City Hall (background) in Kansas City, Missouri at night.

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

August 2nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of Herbert F. Hall's residence, taken from the southwest. Hall was president of the Hall-Baker Grain Company.

November 21st 1922

Postcard showing the auditorium of Newman Theater, once located on the west side of Main Street between 11th and 12th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

May 14th 1931

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street.

March 22nd 1941

Photograph of a farewell dinner of Anderson Photo Company employees at Pickwick Hotel for Roger Odneal, who was leaving for the army.

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

Photograph of with an exterior view of Henry C. Kumpf Public School, built in 1920 on the north side 45th Street between Olive Street and Wabash Avenue.

Circa 1925 photograph looking northeast on Independence Road (presently Wilson Avenue) from just west of its intesection with Wheeling Avenue.

Nurse Miss McKinzie ("who got fired yesterday," per a note written on the back of the photograph) posing in a baby bed with a hot water bottle on her stomach at The Willows Maternity Home

September 26th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the bridge on 63rd Street at the intersection of Indian Lane. This photograph was taken looking west from east of the bridge.

February 9th 1943

Postcard showing ten of Kansas City's most distinct landmarks, including The Scout Statue, Liberty Memorial, Power & Light Building, et al.

October 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Mrs. Loucille Wade Baier's house with sumac on display in foreground.

Photograph of Crescent Beach at Lake Quivira, looking north along the beach to the Lake Quivira Clubhouse, in 1931 or 1932.

July 4th 1923

A panorama of the Kansas City Speedway, a wooden racetrack in operation from 1922-1924 near the present-day Bannister Federal Complex at Bannister Road and Troost Avenue.

1910

Photograph of Electric Park at night, once located at 46th Street and The Paseo.

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

October 1933

Photograph of eleven women engaged in various activities in the parlor at the Girls' Hotel at 1805 Jefferson. This boarding home was sponsored by the Council of Clubs.

Photograph of Bryce B. Smith standing, facing left in the new City Hall at the northeast corner of 12th Street and Oak Street, ca. 1937-39. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Northern exterior of E. C. White School, first public school in the Country Club District, once located at the northwest corner of 49th and Main Streets.

Circa 1920 photograph of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church located at the southwest corner of 9th and McGee streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Street light in view.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith's garden and a small inlet of Lake Quivira from the Smiths' doorway.

December 1925

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr.

1934

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

1936

Photograph of five members of the Merriam Homemakers Club in 1936. The women are identified as, from left to right, Mrs. X. O. (Nellie) Meyer, Mrs. Lee (Etta) Cox, Mrs. Abe Peachy, Mrs.

June 17th 1934

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza at the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

Photograph of Brauer School, a one-room school in the Piper area of Wyandotte County, Kansas.

1915

Studio portrait of Robert A. Long, taken in the Salon of Corinthian Hall, ca. 1915. Corinthian Hall is located on Gladstone Boulevard between Walrond Avenue and Indiana Avenue.

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.

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.

Photograph of the entrance to Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Shelter House from just east of the Swope Parkway entrance to Swope Park.

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 12th Street just west of Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 4th 1930

Photograph of one Fokker F.32 airplane (left) and three Ford Tri-Motor airplanes (right) displayed for a large crowd of several thousand at Municipal Airport, April 4, 1930.

April 22nd 1934

An autochrome photograph of Mrs. Ella B. Adams sitting under an English cherry tree on her and her husband's property. Mr.

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

Pages

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.