Image Gallery


A 1939 photograph of Milton C. Lewis in Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC. Pictured are top row from left: Pope and Richolson; middle row from left: Krebs, Downing, H.

March 20th 1935

Dust Bowl period photograph of Union Station during a dust storm on March 20, 1935. This vantage point faces west towards Union Station from just east of Main Street.

Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary. This photo was used as an exhibit in support of the defendant in the Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs.

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of the cloisters and arches of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) administrative building, as seen from the north.

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

Undated photograph of man with two boys, posing near railroad tracks in an area where many Mexican railroad workers lived in Kansas City, Kansas.

April 24th 1935

Clipping entitled "Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pendergast, Jr., at the Church" from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr.

Photograph with exterior, street view of the Harris House located at the northeast corner of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road) and Pennsylvania Avenue.

June 10th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Anne D. Paxton standing under a large elm to tree in her rear garden. Her deceased husband, John G. Paxton, was a lawyer and city councilman.

Photograph of three Douglas DC-2 airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. airplane hangar at the Municipal Airport.

Photograph of looking northeast towards Signboard Hill from atop the Liberty Memorial shaft. The view includes the Journal Post Building, Coca Cola Building, General Hospital, and Hotel Plaza.


Photograph with slide description: "Unloading trucks of cattle at the Stockyards, Kansas City, Mo. (1936)"

Circa 1932 photograph with interior view of City Ice Company of Kansas City garage with fleet of delivery trucks.

May 1936

Photograph of the Daily Drovers Telegram and the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the exterior of the Kansas City Kansan newspaper building, located at the northeast corner of 8th Street and Armstrong Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, sometime in the 1930s.

Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Hofman, friends who were playing bridge with the Bennetts when Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G.

November 18th 1938

Group portrait of Donnelly Garment Company employees at company Thanksgiving party, November 18, 1938.


Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard).

May 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of two unidentified woman standing in front of Sid J. Hare's residence. Hare was a Kansas City landscape architect.

Photograph of four boys attending a class on greeting etiquette in the parlor of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

November 1st 1921

Stereoscopic photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri.

An autochrome photograph of the library in R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

July 6th 1931

Mugshot of Frank Mulloy, Inmate #39293. Mulloy was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.


Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. standing in front of bouquet of flowers.

May 10th 1931

Panoramic photograph of the Paseo Y.M.C.A. men's bible study class.

A black and white glass plate positive photograph of the Kansas City Zoo entrance from an aerial view.

Circa 1926 portrait photographs of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks musicians assembled to resemble a microphone.


Group portrait of members of the Threshold Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1930-31 champions of the South Central Business Association.

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.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Palace Clothing Company Building; located on the northwest corner of 12th Street and Grand Avenue.


Photograph looking south-southeast from the southwest end of the McGee Street Viaduct. The intersection of McGee, 22nd Street, and Gillham Road is pictured.

May 14th 1935

Group portrait of participants in the annual Hair Style Show portion of the annual party of the South Central Business Association, onstage at unidentified location.

Advertisement for a ladies choice program at the El Torreon, "Where the Clouds Roll By." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now G

February 8th 1932

Photograph of bank employee L.G. Bickford posing behind a teller window at the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th and Grand Avenue.

Photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant, as well as the Lydia Market and Lydia Plaza buildings in the background.


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.