Image Gallery

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s.

September 16th 1938

13 piece swing orchestra, part of WPA Federal Music Project playing at the Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home, Sept. 16, 1938.


Two residents, a man and a woman, of Greenway Fields walk near the Rams' Heads, a decorative motif for a trellis over the sidewalk on Valley Road near 62nd Street.

This photograph was taken looking north on McGee Trafficway just south of 26th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Most buildings pictured were demolished for the construction of Crown Center.

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time).

May 19th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Loula Long Combs amongst a bed of iris on the Longview Farm.

Interior view of an Santa Fe Railroad Shop.

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

January 9th 1928

Postcard showing the main waiting room at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southwestern corner of the waiting room.

July 6th 1935

An autochrome photograph of the terrace garden by the Unity Farm (Unity Village) Club House.

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.

Photograph of Myrtle Fillmore seated at a desk in her office with another unidentifed woman next to her. Mrs.

Postcard of the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) in the Country Club Plaza.

May 1941

A color glass plate positive photograph of a crowd observing a golf tournament at the Hillcrest Country Club.


Brentnall Shop at 217 W. 47th Street, specializing in corsets, lingerie, and hosiery. This vantage point faces south on 47th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street.

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there.

July 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Isaac Katz's house and greenhouse, taken from the south. Katz was co-owner and co-founder of Katz Drug Store.

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.

October 13th 1936

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

June 7th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to the William C. Helmers residence. Helmers was an executive at the Helmers Manufacturing Company.

May 1936

Photograph of one of the front windows to the Drover's Hotel at 1519 Genessee Street in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 24th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the front arches of Ernest C. Winters's residence, taken from the southeast. Winters was founder of the Winters Securities Company.

Photograph of Robert Sanders, later to become the first mayor of Fairway, Kansas, carrying his wife Lois Hutchins Sanders in a creek, circa 1940.


Photograph looking north along the east side of Broadway Boulevard at 12th Street. The New Broadway Hotel and Hotel Brunswick are pictured to the left.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Mutual Building; located on the southeast corner of 13th and Oak streets. Mutual Bank is located in the building.

Portrait of Corinthian Clay Nutter circa 1940. Born in Texas, Nutter moved to Kansas City at age 16 and worked as a pianist and organist.

Photograph of a large group of male Future Farmers of America participants with program advisor Harold Garver and KMBC broadcaster Phil Evans in 1940 or 1941.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of a residential area and rail yard with roundhouse near the Kansas River in the Argentine neighborhood.

circa ,1930

Photograph of greenhouses owned by C. T. Reinhardt & Son in the middle of a snowy field near 57th Street and Mission Road, circa 1930. 

May 19th 1933

An autochrome photograph of a Japanese maple tree in the afternoon in the front yard of Neil G. Lilley, Chairman, Kansas City Structural Steel Company.

June 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Belknap C. Hawkes and Alice Hawkes residence, taken from the north. Belknap was a Kansas City stockbroker.

Circa 1925 photograph of St. John's Episcopal Church in winter. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Kensington Avenue between Thompson Avenue and Independence Avenue.


Photograph of businesses at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and 4th Street. Pictured establishments include Walnut Buffet and New Market Cafe.

This photograph was taken looking west-southwest near the south entrance of Benton Boulevard just north of Swope Parkway.