Image Gallery

October 9th 1928

Antique well-head originally from Barcelona, standing in the lounge. It concealed a drinking fountain.

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 54, remodeled from an old brewery in 1922.

December 3rd 1921

Photograph of Mrs. White and boys of the Boys Hotel posed on the front steps of the recentely completed Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building.

June 26th 1917

Photograph of the dedication of a monument at the site of the first Shawnee Indian Mission, located near the former town of Turner in Kansas City, Kansas.

Ca. 1955 Portrait of James Pendergast, Kansas City political faction leader, long-time friend of former President Harry S. Truman From: Michael Pruett.

1922

J. C. Nichols Company salesmen organization, taken on the terrace of the J. C. Nichols home at 1214 W. 55th Street.

November 10th 1917

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Rollins School, located on the northeast corner of 40th and Main streets. It later became the first St. Paul's Episcopal Day School.

Circa 1925 photograph of Marlborough Heights Presbyterian Community Church at the southeast corner of The Paseo and 74th Street.

May 5th 1937

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just south of Union Station.

1926

Photograph with caption, "Mill Creek Drive at 47th Street, showing the proposed roadway due north to Brookside Boulevard Extension and main at 41st Street.

September 22nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the northeast figure of a set of four sculptures at the intersection of Tomahawk Road and Ensley Lane in Mission Hills, Kansas.

Architectural rendering of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, after renovations in 1933. Later known as the Truman Courthouse.

1939

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting a farmer wading into a shallow creek. This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Interior of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. This photograph was taken circa 1934 by Kaufman Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright, who was active in Kansas City from the early 1920's until 1927.

April 28th 1942

A color glass plate positive photograph of morning glories growing on George H. Nettleton residence, taken from the west. Five women are pictured seated on the porch.

1924

This picture of the Tower Building and Wolferman Building was taken looking north-east at the intersection of 47th Street and Wyandotte Street.

July 17th 1925

Postcard showing the August Meyer Memorial, located between the northbound and southbound lanes of The Paseo at 10th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

May 21st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Miss Sarah Rapelye sitting next to a weigela shrub on the property of Harry A. Rapelye. Rapelye was a manager at Continental Can Company.

Photograph of George E. Kessler, landscape architect and city planner.

1920

Kansas Citians skating on the lake at the Kansas City Country Club, now Loose Park, in the winter of 1920.

Photograph of the Naples and Venice Apartments, located on the west side of Central Street between Armour Boulevard and 36th Street.

Photograph of children at lunch at the West Side Baptist Day Nursery.

Mug shot of Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti.

August 8th 1923

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

April 6th 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 6, 1924 showing a truck carrying a large reproduction of a check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast.

June 1940

A color glass plate positive photograph of a "honeysuckle terrace" on the property of Walter J. and Erni S. Berkowitz. Walter J.

June 12th 1922

Photograph looking south along McGee Street Trafficway from the intersection of McGee, 22nd Street, and Gillham Road.

Circa 1937 photograph of Count Basie (piano) and Herman Walder (saxophone) at Street's Blue Room, part of the Street Hotel at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 18th Street.

March 1940

Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano.

June 14th 1935

An autochrome photograph of swimmers at the northeast corner pool at Unity Farm (Unity Village). This photograph was taken from the east.

February 28th 1932

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

1926

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.

Postcard showing Winnwood Beach in Kansas City, Missouri, describing it as the "Atlantic City of the West".

1930

Photograph of the Board of Trade Building, located at the southeast corner of 10th Street and Wyandotte Street.

October 7th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Thomas H. Swope Mausoleum in Swope Park, taken from west of the memorial.

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.