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An autochrome photograph of Browning Fellers with Mary B. Fellers standing next to a polygonum vine on their property.

Date: 
October 4th 1934

An autochrome photograph of Edith C. Jenkins's residence, taken from the southeast. Her deceased husband was president of the Jenkins Music Company.

Date: 
May 6th 1937

An autochrome photograph of Frank Lauder's mother, Laura C. Lauder, with spirea flowers. The picture was taken looking northeast on Mother's Day, 1933 on her property.

Date: 
May 6th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Lucian Rosenwald's tulip garden. This vantage point faces west-northwest with the house at 4309 Campbell Street in the left background. Rosenwald was an office manager for a real estate company.

Date: 
May 2nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of Bryce B. Smith's residence, taken while the spirea flowers were in bloom and looking north-northeast. Smith was mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1938.

Date: 
May 2nd 1933

A color glass plate positive photograph of people fishing at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue. This vantage point faces northwest with the intersection of Gillham Road and 41st Street in the left background.

A color glass plate positive photograph of children swimming at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue.

A color glass plate positive photograph of people playing tennis at the Gillham Park tennis courts. This vantage point faces west near on Kenwood Avenue from just south of 39th Street.

This photograph was taken looking south on the west side of Troost Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on the west side of Troost Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Creme Oil and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards.

Date: 
1926

Reunion of Central High School graduating class of 1878 with their teacher, Mary Harmon Weeks, held at Newbern Hotel in 1928. Pictured from left to right: Sam Daniels, Kattie Proctor, Robert Shoan, Mary Harmon [Weeks], Lindley Coates, William Dewey, Lulu Butterfield, and John Gilday. Weeks was a leader in the public kindergarten movement and started the first Parent Teacher Association in Missouri. She was also the first president of the Anthenaeum, the oldest active Kansas City women's club, founded in 1894.

Date: 
1928

Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Plaza. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Photograph of the altar of St. James Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Clipping from September 22, 1931 showing Kansas City Fire Station No. 31. The caption states, "Equipment will be moved today into the new No. 31 fire station at 4516 Troost avenue. The site and building cost $54,000. The station is equipped with a steam heating plant, showers, electric refrigerators and other conveniences. It will house pumper company No. 6, now at fire headquarters, and hook and ladder company No. 8 and district fire chiefs now at Sixtieth street and Troost avenue. A celebration of its opening is being arranged for sometime this week."

Date: 
September 22nd 1931

Clipping from September 22, 1931 showing Kansas City Fire Station No. 11. The caption states, "The No. 11 station, on the old work-house property at Twenty-first and Vine streets, cost $20,500. It will be the quarters of the Negro company. A celebration of its opening is being arranged for 3:30 o’clock Sunday."

Date: 
September 22nd 1931

Group portrait of Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P. Gore, and others at a dinner held by the South Central Business Association at the LaSalle Hotel in Gore's honor. Men identified on photo as standing left to right: Dr. C. Charles Gray, Ira S. Burns, James P. Aylward, Judge Truman, Judge Thomas B. Bash and Judge Robert W. Barr. Front row, seated: James M. Pendergast, Gore, Garrett L. Smalley (toastmaster), Charles M. Howell, James R. Page and Father J. W. Keyes.

Date: 
November 12th 1929

Photograph of Kansas City officials posed next to a sightseeing bus in front of the Isis Theater and Wirthman Building after attending a luncheon celebrating the widening of Linwood Boulevard.

Date: 
September 3rd 1927

Photograph of the 11th Annual Baseball Day Luncheon given by the South Central Business Association for the Kansas City Blues at the Lucerne Hotel.

Date: 
April 30th 1940

Photograph of Frankie Frisch, Dizzy Dean, and Daffy Dean with unidentified men and women at podium during South Central Business Association luncheon in the ballplayers' honor at the LaSalle Hotel.

Date: 
October 12th 1934

Photograph of a group of South Central Business Association men and police officers operating parking meters immediately after their installation on Troost Avenue. Includes from second to the left: N. Emerson Paton, Jack Rieger, and Joseph Wirthman. This vantage point faces west-northwest from Troost Avenue just south of 31st Street. The entrance to Isis Theatre is pictured to the right.

Date: 
October 2nd 1936

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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.