Image Gallery

1938

Wide view of Oak Meyer Gardens housing development. This vantage point faces northwest from 69th Street and Holmes Road.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of Reid-Ward Motor Company, once located at the southwest corner of McGee Trafficway and 25th Street.

Photograph of an exterior view, including pipe, casing, valves and fittings, of the Sonken-Galamba Corporation at the southeast corner of N. 2nd St.

September 29th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain at the intersection of Edgevale Road and 69th Street. This vantage point faces east with the home at 6851 Edgevale Road in the left background.

July 11th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Bill McCurry, the lifeguard at the Unity Farm (Unity Village) Pool. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards the wider end of the swimming pool.

A color glass plate positive photograph of four men playing golf at the second hole of the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

People in Klan costume posing with a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad car. The railroad was one of the largest employers of KCK Klan members during the 1920s.

1927

Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Orchestra with instruments; handwritten notation states "Oklahoma City 1927".

1939

A Christmas tree, adorned with lights, in the triangular park in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater with Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" on the theater marquee.

Photograph of the doctors of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue).

1934

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

Photograph of the Mark Twain Apartment building located at the southeast corner of 48th Street and Roanoke Parkway.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the American Steel and Wire Company; located at 417-23 Grand Avenue.

1935

Clipping of a photograph by Strauss-Peyton showing "Mrs. James Madison Kemper, Publicity Chairman for the Notre Dame de Sion Recital, Friday, April 20, Hotel Kansas Citian."

1926

Photograph with caption, "Another view of the 'hump' in Main Street north of 49th St." This vantage point faces north-northeast on the west side of Main Street just south of 49t

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 and negative image of an exterior view of a house at 4146 Cambridge Street, in the Hanover Heights neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas circa 1920.

May 1924

This photograph of the Triangle Building was taken looking north on 47th Street between Wyandotte and Central Streets.

Portrait of Elsie Child (Mrs. H. C. Child), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1938-1940. Portrait of Leona Koehler Ryan (Mrs. L. K. Ryan), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1940-1942.

Undated photograph of unidentified railroad workers in Kansas City, Kansas. Railroad jobs brought many Mexican immigrants to Kansas City, Kansas.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

1938

Publicity photo of Dana Suesse.

November 19th 1935

Postcard showing the Palisades along Kersey Coates Drive in West Terrace Park, Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1920 photograph with aerial view of New Richards Field which soon became known as Municipal Airport. Hannibal Bridge is pictured in the background.

An autochrome photograph of Dr. Ernest F. Robinson's house and rock garden, taken from the south. Robinson was a Kansas City surgeon.

January 2nd 1926

Photographs of billboards along the east side of McGee Street Trafficway at the 26th Street Overpass. Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, Dey Motor Car Company, City Bank, and Herbert V.

1927

The restored dormitory building of the Shawnee Indian Mission. This building is located at the northeastern corner of 52nd Street and Porter Road (now 53rd Street and Mission Road).

August 6th 1936

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, upon his transfer to Alcatraz, including physical descripton and sentence information.

1928

Photograph looking north along Troost Avenue from just south of Linwood Boulevard, at night with long exposure. Street outfitted with Christmas decorations.

An autochrome photograph of hyacinths by the driveway of M. B. Nelson, taken in the evening and looking south-southeast. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

1925

Romanelli Gardens, the northeast portion of the Armour Farm, just west of Wornall Road and south of 67th Street, has been added to the developing section of the Country Club District.

June 1941

Photograph of the Rutherford Chile Con Carnie Co. Building, once located at the northeast corner of Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard) and 3rd Street.

June 2nd 1937

Group portrait of Nell Donnelly Reed and employees at the Nelly Don Pioneers group luncheon in Mrs. Reed's office, June 2, 1937.

Jam session at St. Mary's Church at the northwest corner of Ann Avenue and North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, no date. Source: John Randazzo.

November 25th 1940

Postcard of the Kansas City Power and Light Building, located at the corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

June 29th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Unity Farm (Unity Village) looking northeast through the cloister's arches in the administrative building.

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.