Image Gallery

June 10th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Anne D. Paxton standing under a large elm to tree in her rear garden. Her deceased husband, John G. Paxton, was a lawyer and city councilman.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Circa 1940 photograph of the rectory for St. Peter's Church. This vantage point faces east on Holmes Road between Meyer Boulevard and 64th Terrace.

Staged shot with a fake camera on the roof of the Laugh-O-Gram building.


Photograph of the Israel Transfer Company Building, once located on the east side of Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard) between 22nd Street and 23rd Street.

October 1933

Photograph of the members of the Children's Bureau providing preventive health examinations to pre-school children at the Humboldt School at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Holmes Stre

May 29th 1933

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on May 29, 1933 showing Mary McElroy at a table with coffee or tea.

Photograph of the Meyer Boulevard Evangelical Church located at the southwest corner of Meyer Boulevard and Rockhill Road. It was known later as the Trinity Evangelical Church.

Photograph of the Scarritt School on the west side of Askew Avenue between Anderson Avenue and Lexington Avenue. It was named for Reverend Nathan Scarritt, a local early minister and resident.


Photograph looking north along Main Street from 12th Street. The Newman Theater is pictured to the left.

May 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Maurice R. Smith's house, taken from the south with tulips in the foreground. Smith was an officer of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

June 13th 1942

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

March 21st 1937

Photograph of a woman with torn clothing, "caught in the middle of a fight between women garment workers and strike pickets," outside of a dress factory in Memphis, Tennessee.

May 10th 1928

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


Pla Mor pool with swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Phot Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1920 photograph with full, front view of the Harris (Kearney) House at its original location at Westport Avenue (now Westport Road) and Main Street.


Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists taken at Fairyland Park by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri; band is seated with instruments, ca. 1930.

February 20th 1923

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

January 26th 1924

Photograph of three cars parked at the intersection of 53rd Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the southwest corner of the intersection.

June 1923

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


Circa 1938 photograph of the Black Elks parade crowd on south side of 18th Street, between The Paseo and Vine Street, Kansas City, MO. Source: Black Economic Union.

This photograph of the East Side Business District was taken looking east on 10th Street just west of Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of a large crowd gathered for an event at the intersection of 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard/Hardesty Avenue.


Photograph of a home at 5718 County Line Road (now 47th Street), Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee.

August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to white hydrangeas on the property of Charles M. Howell, lawyer.


Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal view of the Kansas City School of Law.

Photograph of improvements made to Blue River south to the limits of Swope Park, Kansas City, for purposes of flood control, ca. 1930s.

July 5th 1935

An autochrome photograph of two automobiles parked next to a bed of flowers in the Country Club Plaza at the southeast corner of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.


Photograph with slide description: "Unloading trucks of cattle at the Stockyards, Kansas City, Mo. (1936)"

August 17th 1942

Photograph of Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage, who served from 1940 to 1946, with members of the City Council.


Photograph of the Karnopp Building, located at the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Main Street.


Photograph of a nightime baseball game at Muehlebach Field at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

July 18th 1935

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street.


Photograph of the fourth grade class of 1930 at the Holy Cross School. This vantage point faces east towards the southwest entrance to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in 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.