Image Gallery

Undated photograph of two Mexican women in Kansas City, Kansas.


Two young women sitting near a lamp sculpture with a house at 5939 Overhill Road barely visible in the background.

Architect's model of the New Municipal Market which was planned to be completed in 1938 on the grounds of the demolished City Hall and Market.

September 29th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a marble bench in the Country Club Plaza on Ward Parkway between Wyandotte Street and Central Street.

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.

January 24th 1924

Mugshot of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Photograph of Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy with Mary Lou Williams at the piano.

December 19th 1922

Photograph looking south on the west side of Walnut Street towards its intersection with 11th Street. Pictured establishments include Woolf Brothers, Owl Drug Store, Wolferman's Cafeteria.

January 1933

Photograph of Miss McBee's students of Woodland Public School, posed outside the south-facing southwest entrance to the school.

May 31st 1935

An autochrome photograph of Miss Susan Stewart's pink "American Beauty" roses on her garage, taken from the north.

Circa 1928 photograph with partial frontal street level view of the Home Trust Company, located at 1117-1119 Walnut Street.

Full-length portrait photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright Sr. (1907-1973) in a tuxedo.

September 16th 1932

An autochrome photograph of John E. Horn's gazebo with pom-pon zinnias growing by it. This vantage point faces north towards the entrance to Horn's residence.

Photograph of the Troost Avenue School, once located at the northwest corner of 60th Street and Troost Avenue. It was named after Dr. Benoist Troost, an early Kansas City physician.


Postcard of the Country Club District, showing Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces north on the west side of Brookside Boulevard, just south of 54th Street.

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

Photograph of the exterior of the Wyandotte County Jail in Kansas City, Kansas, circa 1930, located at the southeast corner of 7th Street and State Avenue.

Undated photograph of the exterior of The Call newspaper's office on 18th Street, including the surrounding streetscape.

April 2nd 1922

Marion Cauger, friend of Walt Disney, seated on a statue of a lion at the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Marion was the nephew of Arthur V.


The new Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. This drawing was rendered as if looking southeast on Oak Street just north of 12th Street.

November 5th 1933

Photograph of convicted kidnapper George McGee. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 212964... CHICAGO BUREAU, LIFE SENTENCE GIVEN GEORGE McGEE FOR McELROY KIDNAPING.

February 8th 1932

Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue.


Photograph clipping of Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr.

Photograph of members of the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Church at a picnic, including Apostoli Kartsonis, Tom Jianas, Mrs. Jianis, Mrs. Longas, Mrs.

May 1940

Photograph of units of the 137th Infantry of the Kansas National Guard, parading on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Kansas.

July 26th 1935

An autochrome photograph of a woman with several others at a golf tee at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

August 25th 1941

Postcard showing Muehlebach Field (later Ruppert/Blues/Municipal Stadium), once located west of Brooklyn Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

October 13th 1936

Postcard of the main arena in Municipal Auditorium.

April 1st 1923

This picture of the Country Club Plaza Garage was taken looking southwest on 46th Terrace between Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway) and Wyandotte Street.

A color glass plate positive photograph of George Cope in his "Rainbow" garden of peonies, iris, and poppies. Cope was co-owner of Cope & Sons, a carpentry company.

September 29th 1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City.

Circa 1920 photograph of Joe Sanders on the left and Carleton Coon on the right.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the New England Building; located on the northeast corner of 9th and Wyandotte streets.

May 1919

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection.

Photograph looking north along Kersey Coates Drive near the end of 10th Street. The palisades or cliffs of West Terrace Park are in view.

A color glass plate positive photograph of a man putting on the fifteenth hole of the Mission Hills Country Club Golf Course.


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.