Image Gallery

1932

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.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, across the Armourdale district and towards the Kansas River.

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of Western Ice Service Company, Plant No. 125; built in 1911 and located at the western corner of 42nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

September 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Cliff Drive near the home of R. A. Long.

August 12th 1933

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a Tudor fountain and lotus pool on the property of Lillie A. Jones. Lillie's husband, Ellis R.

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 outside of the Smiths' window.

July 22nd 1935

Clipping from Time (magazine) on July 22, 1935 providing a visual and textual portrait of Tom Pendergast.

April 1920

Sign for Wornall Manor, looking southwest from the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, Valley Road, and 62nd Street.

Program of the Dedication of Donnelly Hall in Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Founding of St. Teresa's, 1866-1941
October 15th 1941

The promotional program for the dedication of Donnelly Hall in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the founding of St. Teresa's, 1866-1941.

August 28th 1936

Postcard of the Country Club Plaza at night in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces west-southwest from Main Street near its intersection with 46th Street.

1938

John Walker, Eleanor Nichols, and her husband Earl W. Allen at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

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

July 19th 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of a bouquet of yellow water lilies sitting on a table on the property of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith.

1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company using a shirring machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Candidate Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day.

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 E. F. Swinney School, located on the north side of 47th Street between Holly Street and Jarboe Street. The school was named for Edward F.

November 16th 1930

Photograph of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church choir dressed in costumes for a performance.

Photograph of an automobile parked outside of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

May 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph showing a pedestrian bridge over Brush Creek near the intersection of Central Street and Ward Parkway in the Country Club Plaza.

April 28th 1942

A color glass plate positive photograph of morning glories growing on George H. Nettleton residence, taken from the west. Five women are pictured seated on the porch.

Photograph of the Sumner School, once located on west side of Wyoming Street between 9th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

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

Undated photograph of unidentified children and teenagers from the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dance event advertisement for Davy Jones the 2nd and his 9 Musical Pirates under the direction of Phil Baxter at the Submarine Ballroom.

Resonator guitar owned and played by Leroy "Buster" Berry while he was a member of Bennie Moten's Band. The only inscription on the instrument is "Pat.

June 5th 1933

An autochrome photograph of N. W. Dible's residence, taken looking south-southeast on 56th Street between Ward Parkway and Grassmere Lane.

Fifteen member of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra with conductor to the right. "CD" is printed in the upper right corner of each of the five bandstands in front of the musicians.

May 1938

Library and Administration buildings at the University of Kansas City, later University of Missouri-Kansas City.

1922

This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr.

Circa 1932 photograph with full side view of City Ice House Company Oil and Ice Station A-1; located in Overland Park, Kansas. This station also sold Red Crown gasoline.

An autochrome photograph of a bed of roses at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden). This particular bed was managed by the Browning Society.

July 8th 1934

Newspaper clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post, Sunday, July 8, 1934; “Photographs of Men of Prominence in Kansas City and Vicinity”.

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.

1931

Circa 1931 photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra posed in front of the Fairyland Park stage at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street.

1930

Photograph of the fourth grade class of 1930 at the Holy Cross School. This vantage point faces east towards the southwest entrance to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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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.