Image Gallery

Photograph of boys reading books and newspapers in the lobby of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.


This picture of the Brookside Shopping District was taken looking northeast at the intersection of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street.

Half length view of Count Basie.

Mug shot of Vernon C. Miller or Verne Miller, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company; located at 925 and 937 Wyoming Street.

September 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

An excerpt of the examination of George Cauthen by plaintiff attorney Mr. Depping.

September 29th 1918

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918.

June 30th 1932

An autochrome photograph of James Neal Foster's residence, taken from the southwest.

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

Photograph of the City National Bank located at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard). Electric lines for streetcars can be seen over the streets.

Photograph of the Inglenook Apartments, once located at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 8th Street.


This picture of Chandler's Flower Shop was taken looking southwest at the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway).

Photograph of young men, participants in the Future Farmers of American program, in a Shawnee Mission Rural High School classroom in 1940 or 1941.


Photograph of DeSoto Rural High School in DeSoto, Kansas, circa 1919. The three-story brick building features many windows and is surrounded by grassy fields.

September 29th 1918

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918.

Photograph of the two-story Merriam School building, located at Johnson Drive and King Avenue in Shawnee, Kansas, circa 1920.

July 25th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Richard Lynch at his home at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

Photograph of Kansas City jazz pianist Margaret "Countess" Johnson (1919 – 1939).

An autochrome photograph of a small waterfall in Brush Creek and a fairway in the Kansas City Country Club.


Photograph with interior view of the A&P Grocery Store at its store opening at the southwest corner of Linwood Boulevard and Forest Avenue.

April 29th 1934

An autochrome photograph of tulips at the entrance to the Rose Hill Cemetery.


Romanelli Gardens, the northeast portion of the Armour Farm, just west of Wornall Road and south of 67th Street, has been added to the developing section of the Country Club District.

August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Miss Jean Love in pose before a swimming pool at the Inghram D. Hook residence. This photograph was taken looking west from east of the pool.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

May 25th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Clarence M. Moore's poppy garden, taken from the west. Moore was an executive with Truscon Laboratories.

April 11th 1927

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.


This picture was taken looking east-northeast on the Wornall Road bridge over Brush Creek, before the creek bottom was paved.

Photograph, circa 1941, of a two-story clapboard house at 51st and Quivira in Shawnee, Kansas. Owned by Wilhelmina Loercher, the house was purchased by her father John G.


Photograph looking north along Broadway Boulevard from 13th Street. The Hotel Commonwealth is pictured to the left.

Photograph of a trolley car traveling along the Strang Line interurban railway tracks in the early 1900s. A stone car barn and engine room are visible in the background. 

April 1941

An black and white glass plate positive photograph of Thomas Hart Benton standing by the Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri.

June 9th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Margaret Ryan standing next to climbing roses at Romanelli Court (intersection of Wornall Road, 69th Street, and Edgevale Road).

Circa 1920 photograph with interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum set in front of a sign: "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra."


Photograph of students inside a classroom attending a "reading clinic summer session" at the Kansas City Teacher's College.

October 27th 1921

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.