Image Gallery

Photograph of the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from just west of Rockhill Road.

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

Photograph of two men eating a meal at the Helping Hand Institute.

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of Oak Street and 12th Street.

February 28th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard).

October 1928

Photograph of the St. Peter's Church Choir posed outside of the entrance to the original corrugated iron church building, known by the congregation as the "Tin Cathedral".

June 12th 1935

An autochrome photograph of the "Blaze" rose arch at the Fuller Pergola at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden).

Photograph looking north up Baltimore Avenue from near 16th Street. The Kansas City Power and Light Building is in full view in the center of the photograph.

1895

Photograph of "Hell’s Half Acre", an area in the late 1800's and early 1900's consisting of the north side of the West Bottoms between the bluffs and the state line.

1931

Photograph with slide description: "Venetian well head; 61st and State Line; Kansas City, MIssouri.

Photograph of Kansas City jazz pianist Margaret "Countess" Johnson (1919 – 1939).

August 17th 1942

Photograph of Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage, who served from 1940 to 1946, with members of the City Council.

1929

Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra posed outside.

Photograph of two Douglas DC-3 and two Douglas DC-3B airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

June 11th 1928

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Portrait of Leroy "Buster" Berry with his banjo.

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.

September 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles R. Cook's residence with ivy on the facade, taken from the east. Cook was founder and president of Cook Paint & Varnish Company.

1940's photograph of the Holy Rosary Church (left) and the parochial school (right). This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of Campbell Street and Missouri Avenue.

Bus Moten, "Jump King of the Piano", publicity photo, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

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

May 1936

Photograph of the Daily Drovers Telegram and the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

63rd and Troost Shopping Center
October 1927

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Troost Avenue and 63rd Street. The pictured shopping center opened in October 1927.

1928

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Federal Reserve Bank Building; located on the northeast corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue.

Early 1940s photograph of Grace Allen, Reverend Preston Allen, Sr., and Vernetta Allen standing in front of Preston's home at 2439 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the construction of Mission Drive in Mission Hills, Kansas.

1934

Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

Photograph of the residence of J. H. Bryant, once located at 2316 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west on Highland Avenue between 23rd Street and 24th Street.

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

1926-1927 photograph of LeRoy Anthony, Thelma Anthony-Scott, and Ruby Anthony-Miller posed on an imitation reindeer during their visit with Santa Claus at the Jones Store in downtown, Kansas City,

Photograph showing women preparing food in the kitchen of the Interdenominational Home for Girls, located on the west side of Swope Parkway just south of 63rd Street.

May 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Lee E. Clark's daughters, Julia and Janet, playing with tulips on their property. This photograph was taken from the north, looking south.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Aladdin Hotel. This elevated vantage point faces northeast from the west side of Wyandotte Street, north of 13th Street.

April 7th 1919

Photograph looking northwest on Brook Street (presently Allen Avenue) between Fairmount Avenue and 23rd Street Trafficway (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez).

Photograph of the Delaware Apartments, once located at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 10th Street.

"Baby Betty Jean" in a swing on the porch of a building at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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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.