Image Gallery

1938

Jay McShann's Band playing at Martin's-on-the-Plaza, also known as Martin's Cafeteria and Plaza Tavern.

February 11th 1935

Photograph of Mary McElroy who was kidnapped in 1933 at 25 years old and held for ransom. The caption on the back of the image reads, "IC217320...

1925

Photograph of the Strang Line Car Barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The exterior stone walls remain while the interior and roof were destroyed.

Photograph of a patients room with twin beds in the men's department at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

1930's photograph showing the Granada Theater, built by Ben Gorman, 1015 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

September 23rd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a "Chinese Orchestra", six statues located at the intersection of Mission Drive and Indian Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas.

This photograph was taken looking east on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just west of Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

1920

View shows the south wing of St. Luke's Hospital under construction. This was the first addition to the original building.

March 21st 1989

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard.

Photograph of the exterior of the Kansas City Kansan newspaper building, located at the northeast corner of 8th Street and Armstrong Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, sometime in the 1930s.

December 1925

This picture was taken looking northeast just east of the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Central Street.

1930

Photograph of the Western Auto Supply Building, located at the northeast corner of 21st Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard).

February 28th 1932

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932.

1928

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

1940

Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration.

June 13th 1942

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

Photograph of the segregated Lincoln High School, once located at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

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

May 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph of a stone wall, tree stump, and iris flowers next to the road entrance to Isaac P. Ryland's residence. Ryland was a Kansas City lawyer.

December 1935

Photograph looking south along Troost Avenue from just north of 31st Street. Streets are shown outfitted with Christmas decorations.

June 21st 1920

Postcard showing Sweeney Automobile and Tractor School at the southwest corner of Pershing Road and Wyandotte Street (now Kessler Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

November 26th 1920

Postcard showing the flower beds in Electric Park, once located between The Paseo and Woodland Avenue, south of 45th Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses and Mrs. E. P. Haworth, superintendent, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union at the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company buildi

August 4th 1931

Postcard showing the Verona Columns in the Country Club District in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Mission Drive, Overhill Road, and Ensley Lane.

1934

J. C. Nichols and his friend, J. Emmett Woodmansee, in an informal pose.

Group portrait of Donnelly Garment Company employees at company Christmas party at the Donnelly Clubhouse.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Montgall Hotel, located at the northwest corner of 15th Street (Truman Road) and Montgall Avenue.

1933

Photograph of a small home at 1310 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 33947: State of Missouri vs. Walter H. McGee. McGee instructed Henry F.

September 24th 1927

Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman is signing county checks with a multiple machine.

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

March 25th 1924

Photograph looking south down the west side of Walrond Avenue from the southwest corner of Walrond and 18th Street. The A. O. Thompson Lumber Company office is pictured to the right.

April 4th 1930

Photograph of one Fokker F.32 airplane (left) and three Ford Tri-Motor airplanes (right) displayed for a large crowd of several thousand at Municipal Airport, April 4, 1930.

Circa 1920 photograph with full view of Watts Mill including view of Indian Creek and rock ledge, Dallas, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from the southeast bank of Indian Creek.

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.