Image Gallery

Photograph with a full exterior, street level view of Manchester School, once located at the southwest corner of Winchester Avenue and 15th Street (Truman Road).

June 27th 1935

An autochrome photograph of lilies growing along Gregory Boulevard by the property of George W. McClelland, lawyer.

A color glass plate positive photograph of the view looking southeast across the Swope Park gardens near the Shelter House (now the Battle of Westport Visitor Center).

June 14th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Miss Nelda Jane in pose to dive into the swimming pool of Dan W. Moser. Moser was president of the Western Finance Company.


Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

May 7th 1934

An autochrome photograph of to the west entrance of R. A. Long's residence. Long was co-founder of Long-Bell Lumber Company.

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.

Home built by Edward Dickinson at 810 W. 52nd Street, and then resided in by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutte.

June 24th 1938

An autochrome photograph of two seated women looking across Lake Tapawingo on the property of George W. Allan, President of the Kansas City Pump Company.

June 8th 1928

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

January 24th 1924

Mugshot and prison record of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, including biographical data as well as information about his conviction and sentencing.

August 14th 1922

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph looking north along Broadway Boulevard from 13th Street. The Hotel Commonwealth is pictured to the left.

August 12th 1932

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

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting.

September 21st 1918

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from the Junction at 9th Street and Main Street. This vantage point faces south down Main Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mr.


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

November 1st 1921

Stereoscopic photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.


An oil on canvas painting by Fred Bergere of downtown Kansas City in the winter.


Photograph of Sister Mary Alexis, Mother Superior of St. Agnes Convent for six years.


Interior of Brookside Hall, Miss Helen Thomes' dance class in session.

Photograph of the office of the medical director at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major, was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

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


Photograph with caption, "Proposed roadway connections, in Park Land, north of 43rd Street." This vantage point faces north-northwest from near the intersection of 43rd Street and Baltimo

May 1933

Directors and sponsors of the 1933 Country Club District Community Field Day, held on Southwest High School campus. Shown are John L. Shouse, George D. Melcher, J. C. Nichols, Miles C.


Panoramic photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs, including L-R: Jack Marshall (P), Hurley McNair (OF/P) , Newt Joseph (3B), Harold 'Yellowhorse' Morris (P), Heavy Johnson (OF), Newt Alle

November 3rd 1939

Mugshots of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55669-L.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

July 11th 1937

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

June 12th 1942

Kansas City Police Department full length photographs of organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca.

March 1949

1940's photograph of Main Street looking north towards 5th Street from just south of the intersection of Main and Missouri Avenue.


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


Group portrait of Donnelly Garment Company employees attending the Instructors Christmas Party event at the Donnelly Clubhouse.

June 29th 1935

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


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.