Image Gallery

Photograph looking toward the northeast of the Pickwick Hotel located on the east side of McGee Street between 9th and 10th streets in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track, once located east of Bridge Street and north of Little Platte River in Smithville, Missouri.

1939

Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

July 2nd 1935

An autochrome photograph of Thomas L. Luzier's swimming pool, taken from the west. Luzier was founder of Luzier Personalized Cosmetics.

Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying south over downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

September 21st 1925

Postcard showing the Crestwood Country Club District at 55th Street and Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 26th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Inez Moore Goetz standing next to her regal lilies. Her husband, Henry E. Goetz, was assistant secretary-treasurer of the Goetz Brewing Company.

March 22nd 1941

Photograph of a farewell dinner of Anderson Photo Company employees at Pickwick Hotel for Roger Odneal, who was leaving for the army.

Photograph with interior view of Donnelly Garment Company Christmas program at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

August 18th 1924

Photograph looking east along the south side of 9th between Central and Wyandotte.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Chilly Election Day" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day.

1925

Photograph with full frontal and side view of the Carbide and Carbon Building (later called Union Carbide Building) located on the west side of Baltimore between 9th and 10th Street.

1925

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from 12th Street. The Commonwealth Hotel is pictured to the right.

A color glass plate positive photograph of four young women practicing archery. This vantage point faces north in the median of The Paseo between 55th Street and 56th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the Corn Products Refining Company near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Bedford Avenue in North Kansas City, Missouri.

February 8th 1932

Photograph of Detective Charles Fredericks holding a shotgun. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932.

1926

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A.

Circa 1932 photograph showing a fleet of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery trucks parked at Plant No. 1; located at 21st and Campbell streets.

December 24th 1921

Groups of carolers traveled around the Country Club District on Christmas Eve. The J. C. Nichols Company furnished the hayracks and teams of carolers.

1926

Photograph with caption, "The old brickyard and quarry west of Main Street and south of Brush Creek." This vantage point faces south on Baltimore just north of its intersection with Ward

Photograph of the Elsmere Apartments, once located at the southeast corner of Troost Avenue and Linwood Boulevard

May 7th 1937

Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E.

June 18th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe.

February 25th 1931

Photograph of the jury of twelve men at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game.

April 28th 1922

Postcard of Hotel Muehlebach, located at the southwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Annunciation Boys Choir on an Easter Sunday in the early 1940's.

May 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of tulips by a window of Robert Sutherland's residence. This photograph was taken from the southeast while it was raining.

September 24th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Albert R. Jones's residence, taken from the west. Jones was a Kansas City lawyer.

Photograph of Saint Joseph's Orphan Girls Home, once located at the northwest corner of Karnes Boulevard (now 31st Street) and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Postcard looking south towards the entrance to Janssen Place at the intersection of 36th Street and Janssen Place.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officer restraining a protester at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

1938

Looking north along Baltimore Avenue, 9th to 11th Streets, with the New York Life Building in the center.

July 1932

Photograph of the attendees of the Sunflower Grand Lodge Knights of Pythis and Grand Court 39th Annual Session at the 8th Street Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas, July 26-28, 1932.

August 23rd 1919

Postcard of the west end of Cliff Drive in Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1925 photograph looking east at the intersection of Independence Road (presently Wilson Avenue) and Wheeling Avenue. Pictured is a train on the Kansas City Terminal Railway.

1901

Photographic print of a drawing of the Armour Packing Company, once located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Central Avenue and James Street in Kansas City, 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.