Image Gallery


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

Interior of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. This photograph was taken circa 1934 by Kaufman Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri.


J. C. Nichols Company salesmen organization, taken on the terrace of the J. C. Nichols home at 1214 W. 55th Street.

June 1923

Fountain at Brookwood Road and State Line Road, found by Mr. Nichols while traveling in London.

June 21st 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman and child in Arno Leslie Roach's memorial garden at his retirement home in present-day Lake Tapawingo, Missouri.


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

Home built by Edward Dickinson at 810 W. 52nd Street, and then resided in by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutte.


Photograph of Fred Harvey staff waitresses, the Harvey Girls, at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of Bus Moten, Leroy "Buster" Berry, and Jimmy Rushing in Kansas City, circa 1933.

June 13th 1933

An autochrome photograph of R. E. Parsons's residence, taken from the northeast with roses next the garage entrance. Parsons was head of the R.E. Parsons Electric Co.

Photograph of Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), looking east-northeast from the northwest corner of Westport Avenue and Broadway Boulevard.

June 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Miss Marilyn Moreland with Madonna lilies on the property of Dr. A. L. Punton on 75th Street near Nall Avenue.

November 23rd 1918

Postcard showing 11th Street looking east from Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This portion of 11th Street from Main to Walnut Street is also known as Petticoat Lane.


Photograph of the 1921 graduates of the Boys Hotel Day School posed in the library of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

June 15th 1941

Photograph of the St. Aloysius Corpus Christi Procession on June 15, 1941. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the northwest corner of 11th Street and Prospect Avenue.

September 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

June 10th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the J. C. Nichols Company office building, taken from the southeast.

September 30th 1929

Postcard showing the Pioneer Mother Statue, located in Penn Valley Park, southwest of Kessler Road and the Liberty Memorial Mall.

An autochrome photograph of Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to her home. Her father, William C.

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

Circa 1928 photograph with partial side view of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Also pictured are signs on the building for Sunshine Biscuits and Vassar Chocolates.

Negative image of an exterior view of a house at 4146 Cambridge Street, in the Hanover Heights neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas circa 1920.

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.

A portrait of Walt Disney.


Photograph of the exterior of the Commercial National Bank building on the southwest corner of 6th & Minnesota in downtown Kansas City, Kansas.

October 3rd 1921

Photograph of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building (also known as the Boys Hotel Annex) under construction by Fogel Construction Company.

March 19th 1924

Photograph looking north from the south side of intersection of 39th Street and Main Street.

August 28th 1935

An autochrome photograph of men sorting and packing peaches at Unity Farm (Unity Village).


Portrait photograph of the 1899 Kansas City, Missouri councilmen's baseball team. Pictured on top from left to right: Lewis B. Sawyer, 7th Ward, center field; Jesse L.

November 4th 1921

Photograph looking east on the north side of 9th Street from Main Street. The entrance to the Grand Junction Hotel is pictured to the left.

Autographed head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Russell (Clara) Stover of Russell Stover Candies.


Photograph of a wrecked Chrysler sedan, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of the soda pop stand from Setzler's Soda Water Company at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

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.

June 11th 1928

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


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.