Image Gallery

October 16th 1917

A panoramic photograph showing a fire at the stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. Many cattle were killed.

Circa 1925 photograph of Marlborough Heights Presbyterian Community Church at the southeast corner of The Paseo and 74th Street.

Portrait of Thomas J. Pendergast around 1900. From the book, "Independence As It Is."

1921

Six men who patrolled certain sections of the Country Club District, a service arranged by the Country Club District Protective Association.

May 1936

Photograph of the stockyards and its covered viaduct, which ran between Genessee Street and the Missouri-Kansas border in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

Undated photograph of an unidentified man using tongs to move a large block of ice. Many members of the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas worked in local icehouses.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of civilians and members of the military at a bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.

August 8th 1923

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

August 1941

Photograph of recently demolished buildings on at the southeast corner of Walnut Street and 3rd Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast with the Muehlebach Brewery.

February 1930

Photograph of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue).

1920

Kansas Citians skating on the lake at the Kansas City Country Club, now Loose Park, in the winter of 1920.

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.

July 13th 1923

Postcard of the Ivanhoe Masonic Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces south-southeast just east of the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Park Avenue.

July 1922

Construction work going on at 63rd Street and State Line, with a steam shovel preparing the ground for street paving.

May 8th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Robert Sutherland's residence, taken from the south with tulips in the foreground. Sutherland was President of Sutherland Lumber Company.

1920's photograph taken of Kansas City Monarchs players believed to be (left to right): Newt Joseph (seated); Newt Allen (seated); Carroll Ray "Dink" Mothell (standing); Wilber &quot

October 16th 1930

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial at night in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial from its southern entrance.

September 16th 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing under a banana tree on the property of T. T. Hurley, Operator, Kansas City Water Department.

1930

Photograph of the Castle Apartments, once located on the west side of Troost Avenue between 26th Street and 27th Street.

1925

Photograph looking west along the north side of 12th Street from the east side of Main Street. The Sexton Hotel is pictured to the left.

1935

The Half and Half entertainer, half man and half woman, posed for full-length portrait at Dante's Inferno in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr.

1920s photograph of switch engines belonging to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the Argentine rail yards in Kansas City, Kansas.

July 18th 1938

Mugshots of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

April 23rd 1924

Photograph looking south along the west side of Walnut Street at 6th Street. The Western Union Telegraph building is pictured to the left.

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 12th Street just west of Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph a nurse and unidentified man posed near four boys in beds in the inpatient ward at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

February 19th 1941

Photograph looking west along the north side of 9th Street between Forest Avenue and Tracy Avenue. The First Church of Christ Scientist is pictured to the left.

Postcard looking west towards the intersection of 45th Street and Rockhill Road.

December 19th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Photograph of men and boys posed outside of the Boys Hotel Main Building (right) and Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building (left).

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the road entrance to the residence of Martha D. Shields, taken looking west. Her deceased husband, Edwin W.

Photograph with view of Quindaro ruins located in Kansas City, Kansas. Missouri River is visible in the background. Town of Quindaro was built in 1857.

November 30th 1921

Postcard of the Kansas City Club Building at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

October 17th 1932

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

September 1st 1931

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Photograph of the office of the medical director at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major, was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

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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.