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An autochrome photograph looking northwest towards the lagoon in Swope Park.

Date: 
October 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the Lake of the Woods from the north, located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

Date: 
September 11th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the north end of the Lake of the Woods, taken from the south. The lake is located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

Date: 
October 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the west end of the Lake of the Woods, taken from the southeast. The lake is located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

Date: 
October 28th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the croton flowers outside of the Swope Park Shelter House, taken from the east.

Date: 
September 20th 1933

A color glass plate positive photograph of a group of people at a picnic in Swope Park.

A color glass plate positive photograph of the view looking north-northwest towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri from the tower of the Swope Park Shelter House (now the Battle of Westport Visitor Center).

Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the intersection of 63rd Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Yates Drive (now Starlight Road).

Photograph of a newly constructed shelter house with a picnic oven at Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast towards Shelter House #4, located just east of present-day Starlight Theatre.

Photograph of the bridge over the Blue River at 63rd Street, which provided access to the Jackson County road system. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bridge from south of 63rd Street and east of Blue River.

Postcard of the entrance to Swope Park, located at the intersection of Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Swope Parkway from just north of Meyer Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to one Mrs. Walker of Parkville, Missouri.

Date: 
November 8th 1918

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

Date: 
1918

Circa 1930 photograph of the Swope Park tennis courts. This vantage point faces east from near the present intersection of Pavilion Road and Starlight Road.

Circa 1930 photograph with slide description: "Zoological building; Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo."

Photograph of a Hippopotamus named Cleopatra begging for hay at the Swope Park Zoo.

Photograph of a zookeeper using a water hose on a pair of elephants at the Swope Park Zoo.

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