Image Gallery

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.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith's garden and a small inlet of Lake Quivira outside of the Smiths' window.

Portrait photograph of jazz singer Myra Taylor, taken by the Studna-Sims-Millard photo studio in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Inter-State (Interstate) Building, located at the southwest corner of 13th and Locust streets.


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

Postcard looking west towards the intersection of 45th Street and Rockhill Road.

July 1922

Construction work going on at 63rd Street and State Line, with a steam shovel preparing the ground for street paving.

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting.

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

May 1919

World War I soldiers, returning from Europe, march down Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in a victory parade. Union Station can be seen faintly in the background to the southwest. From: Mrs.

July 21st 1930

Main entrance into the J. C. Nichols Companies building. Iron grillwork originally on the main doors was removed because doors were too heavy to be pushed open easily.


Photograph with full frontal and side view of the Railway Exchange Building on the southwest corner of 7th Street and Grand Avenue.

May 1919

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection.


Photograph looking west along the south side of 12th Street from just east of Walnut Street. Pennant Cafeteria is pictured in the background.

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra posed in costume as hayseeds, taken by Anderson Photo Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Photograph of an automobile parked outside of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

December 29th 1940

Photograph of a nativity at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.


Photograph looking north-northeast towards the west entrance of Observation Park from the northwest corner of Holly Street and 20th Terrace.

March 30th 1938

Photograph of T. J. Pendergast (left) and James M. Pendergast (right). The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 440785, K.C. POLITICAL SMILES AS MACHINE CLICKS KANSAS CITY, MO.----T.

June 7th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Elizabeth Helmers with her daughter Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to their and William C. Helmers's residence.

September 24th 1932

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

An early picture of the Mission Hills Country Club House, once located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

October 3rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of Bruce Dodson, Jr.'s residence, taken from the northwest. Dodson was president of the Bruce Dodson Insurance Company.

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.

Photograph of a portable lighting system truck used to illuminate Kansas City Monarchs baseball games at night. It features a 40-foot pole and six 1,000-watt bulbs.


Photograph looking southwest from the east side of Troost just south of 31st Street. Some of the businesses shown include Western Auto, Woolworth's Dime Store, Crown Drugstore, etc.

This photograph was taken looking northeast on 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 15th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Dan W. Moser's residence, taken from the northwest. Moser was president of the Western Finance Company.


Wide exterior view of Arbor Villa Park; the small white building in the background is a J. C. Nichols Company sales office.


Photograph with caption, "Main Street looking north toward 40th Street showing the depressed street grade that should be raised to meet existing yard levels and the new new curb lines fixed by

May 3rd 1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.


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.

This photograph was taken looking west on 19th Street just east of Grand Avenue.

August 1924

Photograph with partial front view of Perky Brothers Transfer and Storage Company on the north side of Independence Avenue between Benton Boulevard and Indiana Avenue.

February 2nd 1930

Spectators at the Municpal Airtport that have come to send off the Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico, February 2, 1930.


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.