Image Gallery

1925

Photograph looking south along the east side of Main Street from 10th Street. The Newman Theater and Royal Theater are pictured to the right.

May 5th 1937

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just south of Union Station.

May 22nd 1935

An autochrome photograph of Maurice R. Smith's house, taken from the northeast. Smith was an officer of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

1924

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

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 53, built in 1919. It was located on the west side of Oak Street between 48th Street and 49th Street.

1935

Publication containing excerpts from newspapers throughout the state with endorsements and positive reports for Stark's candidacy for governor.

February 8th 1932

Photograph of bank employee L.G. Bickford posing behind a teller window at the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th and Grand Avenue.

June 5th 1922

Photograph looking east towards the McGee freight sub-station and team yards from the McGee Street Viaduct.

November 18th 1934

Photograph of the original thirteen members of Boy Scout Troop 70, Holy Rosary's first boy scout troop, sponsored by the adult businessmen known as the Youth Council.

January 27th 1938

Old municipal market and city hall in the process of being torn down for a new municipal market. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

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).

Circa 1920 photograph of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church located at the southwest corner of 9th and McGee streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Street light in view.

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking west from Forest Avenue" just south of 47th Street and showing the proposed east extension of 48th Street.

1930

This picture of the Country Club Plaza Theater was taken looking west-northwest at the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Wyandotte Street.

Photograph of civic leader Conrad Mann and others seated in a room.

An autochrome photograph of iris flowers at the north entrance to Inghram D. Hook's residence.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of protestors at a sit-in on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

1930

Photograph showing women in a sitting area in the interior of the Catherine Hale Home for Blind Women.

1926

Photograph looking southwest toward the Liberty Memorial from Signboard Hill.

1936

Photograph of the Jackson County Juvenile Court Building, also known as Jackson County Parental School.

1934

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

Photograph of the the Industrial Arts Class at Lincoln High School, once located at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

1939

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting two farmers and a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm.

Undated photograph of an unidentified location showing railroad facilities in Kansas City, Kansas.

8581

Postcard of Main Street Theater, built in 1921 at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Main Street. It was used for vaudeville and cinema and had a seating capacity of 3,000.

Northern exterior of E. C. White School, first public school in the Country Club District, once located at the northwest corner of 49th and Main Streets.

Photograph of carpenters posed during construction of a cabin at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street.

Photograph of three Douglas DC-2 airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. airplane hangar at the Municipal Airport.

May 10th 1928

Photograph identified as, "Operetta "On Midsummer's Day", Finale - Act II - Grades 1-5: Inclusive, Woodland School - May 10, 1928."

1939

Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.

June 6th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Walter G. Basinger's house from the East, A. I. A. Medal Award of 1931. Basinger was director of the J. C. Nichols Company.

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company; once located at 1100 W. 8th Street. Sign on building in this view says Vassar Chocolates.

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.

October 23rd 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of several Holy Cross Catholic Church choir members and friends resting by the railroad en route to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff near Sugar Creek, Missouri.

March 18th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on March 18, 1932 showing James P. Aylward, Casimir J. Welch, James M. Pendergast, William E. Sullivan (left to right, top) as well as Michael Ross (bottom).

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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.