Image Gallery

Circa 1932 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City refrigerated route supply station, No.

Photograph of the Santa Fe Trail marker located at the southeast corner of Blue Ridge Drive and 66th Street in present-day Raytown, Missouri.

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).

August 30th 1931

Photograph of Robert Reed, Donald Dunn, and Howard Whelan, three members of Boy Scouts Troop 80.

September 22nd 1938

Postcard of the Orchestra Promenade inside the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri. Today, this space is better known as the lobby outside the Municipal Auditorium Music Hall.

November 22nd 1923

Postcard showing The Paseo looking south from the William T. Fitzsimons Fountain in Kansas City, Missouri.

September 29th 1918

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918.

October 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph looking northwest towards the lagoon in Swope Park.

Postcard of the intersection of 47th Street and Mill Creek Parkway (presently JC Nichols Parkway) in the Country Club Plaza.

January 16th 1924

Postcard of St. Mary's Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 28th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cityscape photograph of 18th Street from atop the Kansas City Call Building, looking northwest with downtown Kansas City in the background.

"Baby Betty Jean" in a swing on the porch of a building at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

June 20th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Dr. Sam E. Roberts's garden, tea house, and home, taken from the southwest. Roberts was a Kansas City physician.

May 1940

Photograph of units of the 137th Infantry of the Kansas National Guard, parading on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Kansas.

May 30th 1933

An autochrome photograph of A. L. Gustin's residence, taken from the west-southwest. Gustin was president of the Gustin-Bacon Manufacturing Company.

August 18th 1924

Photograph looking east along the north side of 9th Street at May Street. The Hotel Moore and Hotel Savoy are pictured.

1914

Photograph with slide description: "Wading pool, The Grove, 1914." This vantage point faces east from just north of Benton Plaza between Kansas Avenue and Agnes Avenue.

1922

Men and women gaze at a J. C. Nichols Company sign showing available plots for sale in Armour Farm development.

1934

J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.

1928

Photograph with full frontal and side view of the Sharp Building, located on the northwest corner of 11th and Walnut streets.

October 31st 1921

Negative of the Kansas City area’s first airmail with Ford Harvey, George Conner and L. H. Garrison, October 31, 1921. The temporary service lasted four days. This photograph was taken by R. S.

Photograph of the Tiphereth Sphorad Synagogue at 2539 Benton Boulevard. This vantage point faces east on the west side of Benton Boulevard just north of 26th Street.

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

November 21st 1922

Postcard showing the auditorium of Newman Theater, once located on the west side of Main Street between 11th and 12th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

February 26th 1925

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on February 26, 1925 showing three Kansas City policemen involved in a heist.

Circa 1928 drawing with full frontal and side view of the Midland Building, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 13th Street.

October 5th 1935

Photograph of The Call newspaper staff outside of their office at 1715 E. 18th Street. Lucile Bluford is shown top row, fourth from left. Chester Franklin is shown seated, front center.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

1930

Photograph of the Huntzinger Building, the seven-story building pictured center. It was once located on the north side of 10th Street between Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street.

November 28th 1936

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

May 4th 1928

Young boys line up for a foot race at the annual Country Club District Community Field Day on Friday, May 4, 1928 on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a military unit marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel, Country Club Beer, Elnora's Cafe, and Crown Drug Co.

1932

Photograph with an interior view of a girl's gym class at Longan School.

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

1923

Sheep grazing up and down the hillsides of Mission Hills. The sheep "earned their keep" by clearing the property of weeds.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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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.