Image Gallery

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

1940's photograph of homes in Columbus Park at the northwest corner of 4th Street (Linden Avenue) and Forest Avenue. 4th Street is shown receding into the left background.

Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.

Photograph of the interior of the Chocolate Shop in Kansas City Kansas, owned by Michael (Economou) Economy, including several unidentified workers, circa 1920.

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of Western Ice Service Company, Plant No. 123; located at 12th and Iron streets in North Kansas City, Missouri.

January 5th 1935

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description of Herbert Allen Farmer, Inmate #46084, which includes aliases, information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and me

Photograph of two men eating a meal at the Helping Hand Institute.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as an unidentified man and woman, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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.

March 28th 1932

Clipping entitled "Invincible Army of Kansas City Democrats Parade at State Convention - A Great Demonstration" from the Missouri Democrat on April 1, 1932 showing highlights from the Dem

June 4th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Don A. Davis's residence, taken from the northeast. Davis was president of Western Auto.

Photograph showing women preparing food in the kitchen of the Interdenominational Home for Girls, located on the west side of Swope Parkway just south of 63rd Street.

1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

March 30th 1922

Photograph looking east along Armour Boulevard from the west side of Gillham Road.

Photograph of children and adults posed outside of the Willard Mission, once located at 7032 Independence Road (renamed Wilson Avenue), between the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the defunct interse

1910

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

October 13th 1926

Postcard of The Stats, a hotel once located at the northeast corner of Wyandotte Street and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

1918

Photograph of bread delivery trucks parked outside of the Campbell Baking Company, located at the northeast corner of 30th Street and Troost Avenue.

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.

1920

Photograph looking north from the southwest corner of Gillham Road and Armour Boulevard.

June 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of May W. Larabee's garden and pool, taken from the southeast. Her deceased husband was Fredrick D. Larabee, President, Larabee Milling Company.

July 11th 1940

Postcard of the General Post Office in Kansas City, Missouri. The building now houses the Kansas City Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Food baskets for fifth ward residents during the depression. This vantage point faces northwest towards ABC Storage at 3244 Main Street.

Circa 1925 photograph of Marlborough Heights Presbyterian Community Church at the southeast corner of The Paseo and 74th Street.

December 24th 1921

Sponsored by the Women's Community Council, this Christmas pageant was held at 4 PM on December 24, 1921 for all children and parents in the Country Club District.

June 20th 1928

Exhibit used in evidence for Case No. 30588: State of Missouri, Respondent, vs. Maurice W. Nagle, Appellant.

April 30th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward E. Carpenter's house and garden, taken from the northwest at sunset. Carpenter was president of the Kansas City House and Window Cleaning Company.

1914

Studio portrait of George E. Kessler. Kessler was instrumental in developing Kansas City's unique park and boulevard system.

1920

Portrait of Charles W. Armour who in 1899 bought eighty acres land between Wornall Road and State Line Road and from about 65th Street south to about 67th Street.

Standard Oil Company Filling Station planned, designed and constructed by the J. C. Nichols Company for the Standard Oil Company.

June 27th 1932

Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge, with the Mark Twain and the General Ashburn, stern wheelers, carrying Patrick J.

April 1923

Photograph of the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra at the Newman Theater performing a skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim".

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.

1939

A 1939 photograph of the results of a tornado to Allen's Addition (also known as Hollie Addition, near 37th Street and Topping Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Northeast High School at the southeast corner of Smart Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard.

Photograph of the Church of God (Holiness) at the northwest corner of Askew Avenue and Victor Street (now 29th Street).

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.