Image Gallery

June 19th 1933

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing in the doorway on the property of Don A. Davis. Davis was president of Western Auto.

December 1936

Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie.

Candid photograph of an unidentified nurse at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of the altar of St. James Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of a man using the Kansas City Call's linotype machine.

Photograph entitled "Clean Up", showing boys washing each other's hair in the bathroom at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of Wave Tobin and a group of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

A color glass plate positive photograph of four men playing golf at the second hole of the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

December 1925

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr.

July 1923

Photograph of unidentified boys before a grocery and drugstore at the northeast corner of 23rd Street (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Summit Street.

This photograph was taken looking east on 8th Street just east of Flora Avenue.

June 14th 1935

An autochrome photograph of swimmers at the northeast corner pool at Unity Farm (Unity Village). This photograph was taken from the east.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of W. T. Kemper, Sr. standing near the crowd at his annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Photograph with slide description: "Selling ice from Salvation Army Penny Ice truck, K.C., Mo." This vantage point faces northeast from the northwest corner of 13th Street and Summit Stre

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northeast at the intersection of Ward Parkway and State Line Road, showing the campus of Pembroke Country Day School and Brush Creek.

1925

Photograph looking east on the north side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Charlotte Street and Campbell Street. The Globe Laundry is pictured in the background.

Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet on horseback on the lawn of his home, "Chatteris," in Prairie Village circa 1937. Peet is wearing a dark riding habit and cap on a dark horse.

1932

Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932.

1940's photograph of small homes in Columbus Park at the base of the Missouri River bluffs.

May 1936

Photograph of the Daily Drovers Telegram and the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

September 3rd 1922

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

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east across the Kansas River near west end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge; shows Cudahy Packing Company, Swift and Company, and the Kansas City Stocky

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

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers. Many railroad jobs were filled by the Mexican community in Kansas City, Kansas.

October 21st 1921

Negative of air mail planes at American Legion Field, taken by R. S. Knowlson, Kansas City, Missouri, October 31, 1921. The temporary service lasted four days.

Photograph with an interior view of children seated around the library table and viewing an aquarium with their teacher at the Greenwood School kindergarten.

1940

Circa 1940 photograph of dancers at Municipal Auditorium, located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. Source: John Randazzo

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.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 29th Street and Southwest Boulevard. The stockyards, train roundhouse, Kansas River, and Missouri River are pictured.

September 9th 1920

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from atop the R. A. Long Building at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard).

July 18th 1938

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

1920

Photograph of the Our Lady of Sorrows Music Class of 1920. Some of the students are hold lutes, violins, and classical guitars.

Photograph of Count Basie posing with an unidentified youth in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of students at the one-room Brauer School in the Piper area of Wyandotte County, Kansas circa 1925.

1942

Photograph of participants in the Summer Playground Feeding Program lined up at Mulkey Square Park.

Portrait of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Heart of America Chapter 73 including Steve Sakoulas, Louis Kartsonis, and Father Nicholas Speloitis in the 1930s.

Pages

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.