Image Gallery

July 3rd 1922

Postcard of Hotel Baltimore, 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 from Mabel E.

May 23rd 1917

Photograph with an exterior view of a group of Kensington School 6th grade students posed on the school steps. Identified as Mrs. Sanders, teacher.

May 3rd 1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.

Photograph of students outside the Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

Exterior photograph of Southern Kansas Stage Lines freight terminal and garage in Kansas City, Missouri, with unidentified employees.

1924

Photograph of young girls in a sewing class identified as "Summer School Class, 1924." Sponsored by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club.

May 29th 1933

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on May 29, 1933 showing Mary McElroy at a table with coffee or tea.

1924

Postcard view of the skyline of downtown Kansas City, looking north from 17th Street and showing Main Street (left, center).

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.

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.

Photograph dated between 1916-1920 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir posed at the entrance to the Cathedral on the south side of 11th Street between Broadway and Washington Street

Late 1930's pastel teal, short-sleeve, shirt-waist dress created by Nelly Don Inc. The garment features rhinestone buttoned top and matching belt worn at the natural waist.

April 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the west building and rock garden on the grounds of the Shawnee Indian Mission. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the south face of the building.

July 30th 1919

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard).

December 8th 1925

Photograph looking north along the west side of the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

1930's photograph of Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.

Portrait of Elsie Child (Mrs. H. C. Child), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1938-1940. Portrait of Leona Koehler Ryan (Mrs. L. K. Ryan), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1940-1942.

Dance event advertisement for Davy Jones' Musical Pirates under the direction of Phil Baxter at the Submarine Ballroom.

November 13th 1941

Postcard of the Hotel Continental, located at the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 11th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

1937

Photograph of the cafeteria at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. The employees are provided food there "at a minimum cost."

May 15th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Laura Coates Reed standing under her virgilia tree. Her husband, Homer Reed, was the founder of the Homer Reed Investment Company.

1929

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Ro

1930

Photograph of the Board of Trade Building, located at the southeast corner of 10th Street and Wyandotte Street.

Bus Moten band at the Reno Club with Hot Lips Page at the microphone, no date. Source: Frank Driggs.

1927

The restored residence of the missionary at the Shawnee Indian Mission. This building is located at the southeastern corner of 52nd Street and Porter Road (now 53rd Street and Mission Road).

1925

Photograph looking west along the south side of 12th Street between Campbell Street and Harrison Street. C. E. Houston Furniture Company is pictured.

Photograph of Kindergarten students at Lincoln School, known after 1918 as W. W. Yates School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 29th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Unity Farm (Unity Village) looking northeast through the cloister's arches in the administrative building.

June 1941

Photograph of the Nigro Pool Hall and Red Gibson's Restaurant, once located at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Walnut Street.

June 5th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Mr. C. R. Hunt standing by "Paul's Scarlet" climbing roses on the property of George J. Miller, lawyer and proprietor of George J. Miller & Company.

Circa 1930 photograph of students and a teacher on a double-decker bus parked outside of the Woodland Public School, located on the north side of 8th Street between Woodland Avenue and Euclid Avenu

Photograph with a street view of man sitting on a pedal powered grinder sharpening a knife or other instrument.

September 8th 1928

Mugshots of Angelo Toyer, Inmate #30646. Toyer was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

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

August 26th 1922

Photograph with a full frontal and corner view of the Brailey Building, once located on northwest corner of 11th Street and McGee Street.

September 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the northeast figure of a set of four sculptures at the intersection of Tomahawk Road and Ensley Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas.

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.