Image Gallery

June 6th 1933

An autochrome photograph of William M. Hand's residence, taken from the east at J. C. Nichols Company's old site. Hand was manager at the General Electric Company.

1937

Exterior photograph of the Major Clinic at 31st and Euclid. The clinic was owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major and was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

1926

Photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital, located on the western side of Forest Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

1920

Six white columns stand erect in a park at Locust Street and Cherry Street, the structure patterned after the columns on the campus at the University of Missouri.

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.

Photograph of the Scarritt School on the west side of Askew Avenue between Anderson Avenue and Lexington Avenue. It was named for Reverend Nathan Scarritt, a local early minister and resident.

July 1st 1934

An autochrome photograph of the Benton Memorial Tablet at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard, Benton Boulevard, and St. John Avenue. The tablet commemorates U.S.

November 3rd 1928

Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T.

Photograph with full, front view of the first Jackson County courthouse located in Independence, Missouri. It is the oldest courthouse west of the Mississippi River.

Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying parked at the Municipal Airport.

Photograph of children and adults posed outside of the Willard Mission, once located at 7032 Independence Road (renamed Wilson Avenue), between the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the defunct interse

1935

Publicity photograph and signature of J. C. Nichols in 1935.

May 27th 1925

Postcard showing the northern entrance to Pembroke Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Pembroke Lane and 56th Street.

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

Altered photograph of Nick Penna, chauffeur and bodyguard to Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio.

1926

Photograph with caption, "looking southwest from 47th and Virginia" and showing the proposed 48th Street Trafficway to intersect with 47th at Virginia Avenue.

November 19th 1935

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

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Muehlebach Hotel; located on the southwest corner of 12th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

1939

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting four young fisherman in two boats on a small river.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of an unidentified man with soda pop and barbecue at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

1937

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

May 11th 1923

Five children marching and holding American flags for 1923 Field Day parade on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School.

January 25th 1930

Program for the third annual dinner of the Fifteenth Ward Regular Democratic Club, a Joe Shannon "Rabbit" faction organization.

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

A 1940's photograph of Kansas City's Negro Municipal Band with Dan Blackburn directing. Source: Kansas City Museum Association.

November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Cast Votes Early" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day.

Postcard showing the Dixon Hotel that once stood on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Jackson County, Missouri courthouse building as it looked in Kansas City about 1936. Harry S. Truman, as Presiding Judge of Jackson County, was instrumental in the building of the courthouse.

1920's photograph taken of Kansas City Monarchs players believed to be (left to right): Newt Joseph (seated); Newt Allen (seated); Carroll Ray "Dink" Mothell (standing); Wilber &quot

Photograph of a man standing in the construction site of a Baptist church in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1920.

March 1931

Photograph of Defense Attorney James A. Reed talking to the jury at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G.

Photograph of the Kansas City School District Repair Department at 1520 Campbell Street. As of 2017, the building still stands with an addition to its frontage.

June 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Edward H. Witte's residence, taken from the northwest. Witte was president of Witte Engine Works.

1927

Close up exterior view of the Oak Street entrance to the J. C. Nichols School, now known as Académie Lafayette.

1937

Photograph of the receiving department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Saint Joseph's Orphan Girls Home, once located at the northwest corner of Karnes Boulevard (now 31st Street) and Pennsylvania Avenue.

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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.