Image Gallery

1924

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1925.

A woman and her child outside of the boxcar where they lived.

May 1936

Photograph of the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Irwin R. Kirkwood, son-in-law of William Rockhill Nelson, co-founder of the Kansas City Star.

Circa 1940 photograph with an interior view of kindergarten age children on a jungle gym at Gladstone School. Includes a sheet which identifies each child and provides their address.

1935

Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard).

January 19th 1933

Clipping entitled "James M. Kemper, Commerce Trust President, and His Bride" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 19, 1933 with caption stating, "Mr. and Mrs. James M.

1935

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. and Arch E. Downing.

April 20th 1933

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April 20 and 21, 1933.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Robert Keith Furniture Company, located at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of a reflecting pool opposite the west entrance to Swope Park. This vantage point faces east across the pool (now known as Delbert J.

1919

Photograph of Visitation Church (right) and rectory (left) at the southeast corner of Main Street and 51st Terrace.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of the Norris Grain Company Grain Elevator at the northeast corner of Gardner Avenue and Topping Avenue in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

Group portrait of Anderson Photo Company employees posed around a camera at an unidentified location.

Photograph of the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just west of Rockhill Road.

June 1940

Photograph of members of the East Central Garden Club of Kansas visiting Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Construction at 67th Terrace and Main Street
1922

Men, mules, and machines constructing the Country Club District.

The Happy Holler Band posed with instruments, from KMBC radio newsletter, no date. Caption reads, "By Jinger, Now Don't That Beat The Band.

1934

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

October 11th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Hazel B. Healey standing next to her six foot tall "Radiance" roses. Her husband, Michael J.

June 8th 1935

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (front), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants during the contest at W. T.

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.

February 20th 1923

Photograph looking south-southeast and showing the east side of the 500 block of Park Avenue.

1932

Photograph clipping of Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr.

Down Beat photo with caption, "That McShann Rhythm Section!", ca. 1941. The caption reads, "New York - Here they are, beating it out at the Savoy in Harlem.

Penn Valley Lake
October 15th 1932

An autochrome photograph facing north-northeast across Penn Valley Lake with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

1935

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road).

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

1921

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.

1922

Exterior view of the White Eagle Oil and Refining Company Filling Station at 46th Terrace and Mill Creek Parkway (now J C Nichols Parkway).

Circa 1928 drawing with full frontal and side view of the Southwestern Milling Company located near the intersection of South 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in the Armourdale district of Kansas City

December 1st 1934

Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 1, 1934. The article provides a reproduction of the letter sent from Tom Pendergast to James A.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T.

July 11th 1926

Photograph of the First Annual Picnic of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Heart of America Chapter 73, taking place in Walnut Grove Park in south Kansas City near 1

1924

Exterior view of the Clarence E. Shepard home at 1426 Stratford Road (now reclassified as 2012 Stratford Road, Mission Hills, Kansas).

December 1925

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr.

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.