Image Gallery

May 30th 1929

Photograph of Boy Scouts Troop 80 Scoutmaster Bruno Nicoli and Joseph Scanlon, Assistant Chief Scout Excecutive.

Photograph with view of the downtown skyline from just north of the Missouri River.

May 24th 1935

An autochrome photograph of a woman and child looking at an eagle statue on Ward Parkway at 67th Street, taken looking east-northeast.

Photograph of Gotham Apartments located at the northwest corner of Chestnut Avenue and Linwood Boulevard.

September 25th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a fountain in the Country Club Plaza near the intersection of Alameda Road (now Nichols Road) and Wyandotte Street.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of several Holy Cross Catholic Church choir members and friends posed at the Missouri Pacific Railroad bridge over Blue River en route to Jesse James Cave on the Missouri River bluff nea


Photograph of the first confirmation in 1927 in front of the original rectory of St. Peter's, Kansas City, Missouri. Bishop Thomas F. Lillis is present and pictured.

January 1st 1926

Photograph of the Amberg Club's Guadalupe Center Settlement House (right) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (left).

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

September 24th 1934

An autochrome photograph of "Else Paulson" roses blooming in September at the Nelson Gallery of Art (now known as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art).

Two-piece dress and petticoat created in the 1940's by the Gernes Garment Company for the Gay Gibson brand.


Photograph of the founding members of the Order of DeMolay, an organization connected to the Masonic Lodge. It was open for membership to young men between the ages of 12 and 21.

October 11th 1934

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a large cluster of morning glories on the property of D. Ambert Haley.

February 21st 1918

Postcard showing St. Teresa's Academy at 55th Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Postcard of the Kansas City Star Building, bounded by 17th Street, Grand Avenue, 18th Street, and McGee Street.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of men ready to serve barbecue at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

June 8th 1941

Postcard showing the Swope Park Shelter House Number 1, located to the southeast of the main entrance to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Metropolitan Hotel located at 5th Street and May Street, southeast corner. Also known as The City hotel according to the scrapbook newspaper clipping.

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air attendant checking passengers as they enter a "Lindbergh Line" Douglas Commercial airplane at Municipal Airport.


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

1940s photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs standing side by side on field with fans in stands behind team in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right players are identified as N. Allen, R.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of police restraining a protestor at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.


Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard).


Photograph of the congregation of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church on the occasion of its consecration in 1925.


Photograph looking east along the north side of 13th Street between Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street.


Photograph looking south along the east side of Troost Avenue from 12th Street. Lafayette Hotel is pictured to the left.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Fairfax Industrial Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. It is noted on the back of the photograph that Curtiss Wright is at the northern end of the field.

Penn Valley Lake
October 15th 1932

An autochrome photograph facing north-northeast across Penn Valley Lake with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

May 6th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Othello M. Evans's residence with a spirea in front of its entrance. Evans was president and treasurer of the Enterprise Cabinet Company.

September 8th 1928

Mugshots of Flore Picralli, Inmate #30645. Picralli was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

August 27th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Eugene W. Goebel's south terrace and house entrance. Goebel was a Kansas City oil producer.

May 29th 1922

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

Photograph with full, exterior street level view of "Madison School for the Deaf & Dumb", once located at the northeast corner of 29th Street and Wyandotte Street.

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.


The restored residence of the missionary at the Shawnee Indian Mission with a child sitting out front.


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.