Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of downtown Kansas City looking northwest, taken over near 15th Street and Grand Avenue. Shows Missouri River, Municipal Airport, 2nd Hannibal Bridge, and ASB Bridge.
Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I. Beach, and Henry McElroy, Jr., and other unidentified people on a raised platform for the christening of "The Kansas City", a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford Tri-Motor airplane. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) the following year.
Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I. Beach, and Henry McElroy, Jr., and other unidentified people gathered for the christening of "The Kansas City", a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Men are seen refueling the airplane. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) the following year.
KMBC reporter, Paul Henning (who later went to Hollywood and produced Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies) interviewing Bernice Claire; flanked by Ruth Warrick and Dick Berger at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo.
Photograph of Henry F. McElroy and Mary McElroy alighting from a TWA airplane. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 217231... (Chicago Bureau), MARY McELROY RETURNS HOME. City Manager H. F. McElroy of Kansas City, Mo., and his daughter, Miss Mary McElroy, leaving the plane that brought the girl home from Normal, Ill., where she was taken from a bus after fleeing home. She said she had been worried by letters and phoned threats sent her because of her testimony against the gang that had kidnaped her for $30,000 ransom in May, 1933.
Clipping entitled "Group, Held in McElroy Kidnaping, Makes Bedraggled Return" in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing the kidnappers of Mary McElroy that escaped to Amarillo, Texas before being caught. The caption states, "The group arrested in Amarillo, Tex., in connection with the McElroy kidnaping appeared anything but happy when they got out of the plan at municipal airport. Left to right they are Walter H. McGee, leader of the gang; Mrs. Wendell Johnson, Wendell Johnson, Mrs. L. R. Gilbert and L. R. Gilbert. All were dressed in new clothes.
Photograph of Lou Holland, Conrad Mann and other unidentified people at the Municipal Airport dedication.
Photograph of Aviator Art Goebel and another man standing outside of the Art Goebel School of Flying at Municipal Airport.
Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.
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.
Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.
An autochrome photograph of an interior patio with movable skylight in the residence of Mack B. Nelson. The painting "Italian Woman at the Fountain" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau is visible on the left. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.
Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employee Ruth Kathryn Rhodes, who was appointed first chief hostess in December 1935.
J. C. Nichols Companies Field Construction Department trucks paving the middle of the street in the Armour Hills Gardens housing development.
Wide view of Oak Meyer Gardens housing development. This vantage point faces northwest from 69th Street and Holmes Road. Cherry Street north of 69th Street is pictured in foreground; the steeple of Sixth Church of Christ Scientist and Southwest High School on Wornall Road is pictured in the right far background.
Motorized snowplows are called into action to clear the sidewalks of J. C. Nichols Companies homes in the Oak Meyer Gardens subdivision. This vantage point faces west on 65th Street just west of Cherry Street. Southwest High School at Wornall Road and 65th Street can be seen in the far background.
Photograph of the Meyer Boulevard Evangelical Church located at the southwest corner of Meyer Boulevard and Rockhill Road. It was known later as the Trinity Evangelical Church. This vantage point faces southeast from the south side of Meyer Boulevard between Charlotte Street and Rockhill Road.
Photograph of a big band on stage labeled "Don Juan's All-Spanish Dance Band."