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View of Downtown Kansas City

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the east side of Gillham Road between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The photograph shows the Kansas City Journal-Post Building (left-center) and the Western Auto Building (left).

Variedades, Vol. 1, No. 5

5th issue of Kansas City Mexican-American newspaper Variedades. In the featured story, the editor calls for Conrad H. Mann to collaborate with Mexico as part of Kansas City's Ten Year Plan. Other articles detail the history of Memorial Day and provide news concerning the local Kansas City Mexican-American community.

TWA Ford Tri-Motor with Air Mail at Municipal Airport

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employees loading air mail into a Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor airplane, NC9606, at Municipal Airport.

TWA Employee Ruth Kathryn Rhodes

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employee Ruth Kathryn Rhodes, who was appointed first chief hostess in December 1935.

TWA Douglas DC-3 and DC-3B Airplanes at Municipal Airport

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

TWA Douglas DC-2-112 Airplane at Municipal Airport

Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying parked at the Municipal Airport. This vantage point faces west-southwest with the Intercity Viaduct and downtown Kansas City, Kansas is pictured in the background.

TWA DC-1 Flying Over Hannibal Bridge

Photograph of a Douglas Commercial DC-1 airplane flying north over the Missouri River. This vantage point faces west-southwest with the Hannibal Bridge and the West Bottoms (top-background) pictured.

TWA DC-1 Airplane at Municipal Airport

Photograph of the DC-1-109 airplane, R223Y, owned by Transcontinental & Western Air parked by the hanger at the Municipal Airport. This airplane was the prototype for the Douglas DC-2. The fuselage shows "Transcontinental Record, Los Angeles - New York, 11 HR. 5 MIN. Apr. 30, 1935."

TWA Boeing 307B Stratoliner at Municipal Airport

Photograph of a Boeing 307B Stratoliner airplane under construction in the Transcontinental & Western Air hangar at Municipal Airport.

TWA Airplane Hanger at Municipal Airport

Photograph of three Douglas DC-2 airplanes parked outside of the Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. airplane hangar at the Municipal Airport. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Hannibal Bridge and downtown Kansas City in the background.

TWA Administrative Office

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

TWA Administrative Office

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