The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Photograph of the Niles' Home for Orphan children, an orphanage for African-American children, located on the south side of 23rd Street between Michigan Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The orphanage is celebrating the birthday of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 30, 1937.

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918. This vantage point faces east on 18th Street from just west of The Paseo.

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. Bibbs, W. Sims, L Bryant, W. Brown, J. Williams, F. Bradley, H. Smith, K. Duncan, L. Greene, F. Smith, G. Walker, J. O'Neil, T. Strong, C.

Ruth E. Johnson

Photograph of Ruth E. Johnson (10/27/1898 - 06/15/1970), a beautician in Kansas City, Missouri. Her obituary describes her professional life as follows: "She came to Kansas City about 1917, and attended Beauty school. She worked with Mrs. L. Haley Thompson and Mrs. Ruthelle Winkfield in a beauty shop venture in the old Street’s Hotel.

This photograph was taken looking south-southwest on the west side of the Troost Avenue and 17th Street intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Benzo-Gas and Harris-Goar are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards.

Photograph of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). This vantage point faces west towards the two main wings of the hospital. Captioned: "Old City Hospital, as the above building is best known, has been General Hospital No.

This photograph was taken looking west-southwest near the south entrance of Benton Boulevard just north of Swope Parkway.

A reprint of an article clipped from defunct Kansas City newspaper, The Kansas City American. This clipping documents the shift in local and national politics in which black voters begin to support Democratic candidates. Felix H. Payne and the Central United Democratic Committee provides an endorsement for Judge James V.

Photograph of Kindergarten students at Lincoln School, known after 1918 as W. W. Yates School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Alpha Lyra Glee Club, under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes.

Kansas City Monarchs and Hilldale Giants standing side by side at the opening game Negro Leagues' first Colored World Series in Kansas City, Missouri on October 11, 1924. From left to right players and officials are identified as Loyd, McNair, Joseph, Morris, C Johnson, Roban, Allen, Menpez, Moore, W. Bell, Hawkins, Duncan, C.

Photograph of Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. and Otealet Allen outside of their home at 2439 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

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