Image Gallery


Postcard facing east on 37th Street (currently Stadium Drive) in Leeds, Missouri (now part of Kansas City). The Renick greenhouse and flower shop and the Leeds horseshoeing shop are pictured.

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Kansas City Club building looking northwest from 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A small gas station is visible on the south side of 13th Street.


Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of The Walnuts gardens, taken looking east-southeast.

May 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of tulips by a window of Robert Sutherland's residence. Sutherland was President of Sutherland Lumber Company.

Photograph showing the through paving of Gregory Boulevard near Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s.

Photograph of eight boys attending a class on dining etiquette with Mrs. White in the dining room of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Harlan Leonard band in recording studio, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

October 2nd 1936

Photograph of a group of South Central Business Association men and police officers operating parking meters immediately after their installation on Troost Avenue.


This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.


Photograph of the intersection of 9th Street and Locust Street taken from the public library window at the northeast corner of the intersection.

June 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of May W. Larabee's garage with a flower box on the roof, taken from the northwest. Her deceased husband was Fredrick D.

An autochrome photograph of a women seated in a French garden on the property of Fletcher Cowherd.


An early J. C. Nichols Company sign located on Brookside Boulevard by Countryside Park. In the background is the "Rock House" located at 5230 Brookside Boulevard.


Photograph with caption, "where widened 48th Street would enter Troost Avenue." This vantage point faces east-northeast on 48th Street between Harrison Street and Troost Avenue.

Exterior photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant advertising meals and delivery.

March 27th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.


Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of Willys-Overland, Incorporated; located at the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 25th Street.


Saturday morning cross country hikes for the boys of the Country Club District, arranged by Miss Louise Hook, Community Secretary.

August 12th 1933

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a Tudor fountain and lotus pool on the property of Lillie A. Jones. Lillie's husband, Ellis R.

An autochrome photograph of H. B. Thompson's residence, taken from the northeast. Thompson was President & General Manager of American Sand Company.

Photograph of James A. Reed and Nell Donnelly Reed's living room in their home at 5236 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

April 1931

Photograph of the City Market (foreground) and City Hall (background) looking northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.


The Ruhr Dairy located just west of Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue) and south of 54th Street.

Circa 1925 photograph looking west on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Main Street and Walnut Street.


Exterior photograph of the Major Clinic at 31st and Euclid as seen from Euclid Avenue looking west. The clinic was owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.


Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St.

August 11th 1925

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

April 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of crocuses sprouting after 2000 bulbs were planted on Grant I. Rosenzweig's property. Rosenzweig was a Kansas City lawyer.

Photograph with full, front view of the first Jackson County courthouse located in Independence, Missouri. It is the oldest courthouse west of the Mississippi River.

This photograph was taken looking west-northwest on 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Campbell and Harrison Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

1920's photograph of the Grund Hotel at the northwest corner of 6th and Ann Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

An aerial view of the Mission Hills Country Club showing the completed club house, with State Line Road running across the center of the picture.

Photograph of Andy Kirk (left) performing with Dick Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Ben Thigpen (drums).


John Walker, Eleanor Nichols, and her husband Earl W. Allen at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.


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.