Image Gallery

September 20th 1930

Postcard of Scarritt Spring on Cliff Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Aron Leher of Clarksburg, Missouri.


A group photograph of the Happy Hollow Humdingers: Slim, Smoke, Hank, and Pete.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and partial side view of the Waggener Paint Company associated with Pratt & Lambert, Inc.

September 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Lake of the Woods from the north, located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.


Studio portrait of George E. Kessler. Kessler was instrumental in developing Kansas City's unique park and boulevard system.

Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm
March 21st 1935

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935.

September 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of James A. Reed's residence, taken from the southeast. Reed was a lawyer, county prosecutor, and mayor of Kansas City.

August 25th 1924

Postcard showing Union Station at the northwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Naples and Venice Apartments, located on the west side of Central Street between Armour Boulevard and 36th Street.


Photograph of the Lincoln High School Cadet Band and Orchestra posed in front of the school. Major N. Clark Smith, director, is pictured in the back to the right.

May 3rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the motor entrance and blooming spireas of "Elmhurst", the residence of Annie Ridenbaugh Bird. Once Annie's husband, Joseph T.


The rock quarry at 55th and Locust Street during the construction of Crestwood Drive.

June 7th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Elizabeth Helmers with her daughter Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to their and William C. Helmers's residence.

Photograph of Brauer School, a one-room school in the Piper area of Wyandotte County, Kansas.

November 6th 1921

Photograph of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building building committee posed at the cornerstone laying ceremony for the building on November 6, 1921.

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.

June 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of Siegmund Harzfeld's residence, taken from the northeast. Harzfeld was founder and president of Harzfeld's women's clothing store.

June 4th 1939

Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

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

Circa 1925 photograph of the Mount Washington Methodist Episcopal Church, South located at the northwest corner of Arlington Avenue and Independence Avenue in present-day Independence, Missouri.

Photograph of the Gem Theater, labeled 1912-1923. This vantage point faces south on 18th Street between Vine Street and Highland Avenue.

July 31st 1923

Photograph of Brownell Cleaners at the northeast corner of Woodland Avenue and Independence Avenue.


Photograph with caption, "looking west along 43rd St.

This photograph was taken looking west on 19th Street just east of Grand Avenue.


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

August 9th 1932

An autochrome photograph of R. Bryson Jones's residence, taken from the northeast. Jones was an executive at R. B. Jones & Sons (insurance).


Photograph of Ann Avenue at N. 6th Street looking west to N. 7th Street. The caption reads: "Oklahoma Natural Rock Asphalt Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Undated photograph of an unidentified man standing with a bicycle.

February 12th 1921

Postcard of the spring on Cliff Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Alva Duvall of Bethalto, Illinois.

June 28th 1918

Postcard showing the Santa Fe Trail Marker inside of a roundabout near Broadway and 30th Street in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Missouri.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses seated with Dr. John W. Kepner, obstetrician, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

A color glass plate positive photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) looking northeast toward The Walnuts apartments.

November 3rd 1928

Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T.

January 20th 1939

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

Photograph taken between 1925 and 1930 of the interior of the Westermann Sheet Metal company located at 1703 Central in Kansas City, Kansas.


Photograph looking southeast at the intersection of Troost Avenue and 12th Street. Shows Roy L. Wooddy Drugstore at 1101 E 12th. Wooddy also had a drugstore at 1300 Locust.


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.