Image Gallery

Composite portraits of mobster Sam (Hog) Scola (left) and bootlegger Ferris (Kansas City Tony) Anthon. The latter was murdered by Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta, Scola and others on August 12, 1933.

Nurses Miss Shultz and Miss Hilda Fiedler (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) posing as a nurse and patient at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

July 13th 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm Amphitheater, taken from the southeast.

June 1941

Photograph of businesses at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue (presently Grand Boulevard) and 3rd Street.

June 19th 1933

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing in the doorway on the property of Don A. Davis. Davis was president of Western Auto.

Portrait of William Volker, no date. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

This photograph was taken looking west on 31st Street just west of Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

1925

Photograph looking east along 12th Street from just west of Charlotte Street. Troy Hotel, Jake's Bargain Shoe Store, Monarch Hotel, and other establishments are pictured.

This photograph was taken looking east on 15th Street (now Truman Road) just west of Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Image of Golf Course Road in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest on Golf Course Road (now Swope Memorial Drive).

October 18th 1937

Clipping entitled "Getting Their Pay" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 18, 1937 with caption stating, "Scores of Ford assembly plant employes were in line today at window

1936

Postcard of the Music Hall in Municipal Auditorium.

August 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of John E. Horn's court, pool, and home entrance, as seen from the southeast. Horn was secretary-treasurer of the Paragon Royalty Corporation.

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the New England National Bank, located at the southeast corner of 10th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

August 4th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Julia M. Rockwell's house and garden, taken from the northeast.

October 9th 1928

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

September 1932

Clipping from the September 1932 issue of The Jeffersonian showing a portrait photograph of the Honorable James A.

Photograph of people dining on the patio behind Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

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.

July 18th 1932

Unsigned postcard to Lloyd C.

1930

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

Photograph, which appears to be taken between 1930 and 1940, taken from inside a vehicle driving on the Inter-City Viaduct, looking east with the Kansas City, Missouri skyline in view in the backgr

1925

Photograph looking east along 12th Street from just west of Troost Avenue. Aurora Hotel (right) and Eisberg's Drugstore (left) is pictured.

February 12th 1921

Postcard of the spring on Cliff Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Alva Duvall of Bethalto, Illinois.

Photograph of the reception room of the female mental department at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

October 11th 1928

Mugshot of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Aids Police" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

1928

Kansas City’s Black Elks band group photo taken in St. Louis, MO, 1928. Written on the bass drum to the left, "Midwest Lodge, No. 238, I.B.P.O.E. of W.

May 14th 1937

An autochrome photograph of rugosa roses by the house of W. Malcom Lowry, taken from the northeast. Lowry was a Kansas City engineer at Henrici-Lowry Engineering Company.

1930's photograph of Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.

Exterior photograph of the Willows Maternity Hospital, located at 2929 Main Street.

June 3rd 1939

Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel, an "exclusive residential and transient hotel", located at Broadway Boulevard and 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

1925

Photograph looking east on the north side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) from Charlotte Street. The Globe Laundry is pictured in the background.

An autochrome photograph of Elizabeth Helmers with her daughter Margaret J. Helmers by a cluster of Paul's scarlet roses around the entrance to their and William C. Helmers's residence.

1926

A trash collection truck provided by the Country Club District Homes Associations, parked outside of George H. Welsh Motors at 420 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

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.