Image Gallery

Circa 1940 photograph with aerial view looking down onto the City Market and the neighborhood directly to the northeast.

July 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of Lowell P. Fillmore and his wife Alice Lee Fillmore with their neice Frances Fillmore at their home at Unity Farm (Unity Village).

Circa 1925 photograph of Saint Monica's Church and school, located at northeast corner of 17th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.


Photograph of the Davidson Building at the northeast corner of 17th Street and Main Street.


Photograph of storefronts along the south side of 12th Street between Campbell Street and Harrison Street.

Photograph of a big band on stage labeled "Don Juan's All-Spanish Dance Band."

Photograph of a classroom in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935.


This picture of the Crestwood Shops was taken looking east-southeast on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street.

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

This photograph was taken looking north on McGee Trafficway from just south of 24th Street (now Pershing Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

November 12th 1920

Exterior of Colonial Shops at 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, showing one automobile parked out front.

Photograph of the interior of the Chocolate Shop in Kansas City Kansas, owned by Michael (Economou) Economy, including several unidentified workers, circa 1920.

Aerial photograph of Lake Quivira looking south across the dam along the length of the lake in 1931 or 1932.


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

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Southwest Motor Car Company, located at the southeast corner 26th Street, Walnut Street, and Grand Avenue.

September 3rd 1940

Photograph of the southeast corner of 63rd Street and Brookside Plaza. Parkview Drugstore is pictured.

September 1935

Exterior view of the many people attending the 4th Annual Country Club Plaza Artists' Fair at the southwest corner of Central Street and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road), held from September 7-

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport.

Photograph of two men posing outside a Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway car in the 1910s.


Individulal portrait photographs of the 31 students comprising the Holy Cross School Class of 1927. Also included is a photograph of Reverend J. P. Prendergast.

March 2nd 1928

Construction of the Country Club Plaza Theater began on March 2, 1928.

Photograph of the residence of Professor James D. Bowser, once located at 2400 The Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard of the Coca-Cola Building, designed by Arthur Tufts and located at the southeast corner of 21st Street (defunct on this block) and Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard).

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.

Photograph of children after naptime at a nursery at Swope Settlement. The image is featured on page 7 of the October 29, 1935 issue of the Kansas City Star.

March 24th 1920

Postcard showing the Swope Park Lagoon and Boat House, located to the east of Blue River in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri.

June 22nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of a bed of roses at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden). This particular bed was managed by Doctors Teal and Hunt.

A colorized glass plate positive photograph of the Nelson Gallery of Art (now known as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), taken from the southeast.


Photograph looking west from the northeast corner of 12th Street and Walnut Street. Katz Drugstore and Sexton Hotel is pictured.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, across the Armourdale district and towards the Kansas River.

May 29th 1933

Clipping entitled "Home Again" in Kansas City Journal-Post on May 29, 1933 showing Mary McElroy after she was released from her kidnapping.

June 3rd 1941

Photograph of Katz Drugstore officials at a South Central Business Association luncheon at the Blue Bird Cafeteria at 3215 Troost Avenue.

Resonator guitar owned and played by Leroy "Buster" Berry while he was a member of Bennie Moten's Band. The only inscription on the instrument is "Pat.

An autochrome photograph of iris flowers at the north entrance to Inghram D. Hook's residence.


Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate of the Criminal Court Building for news about the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G.

May 30th 1933

An autochrome photograph of A. L. Gustin's residence, taken from the west-southwest. Gustin was president of the Gustin-Bacon Manufacturing Company.


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.