An autochrome photograph of Brush Creek before it feeds into Lake Hiwassee.
An autochrome photograph of Loula Long Combs amongst a bed of iris on the Longview Farm.
An autochrome photograph of tulips growing in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater, taken from the east.
J. C. Nichols inspires his sales force at one of his company's morning meetings.
Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.
A Christmas tree, adorned with lights, in the triangular park in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater with Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" on the theater marquee. This picture of was taken looking west-southwest on the south side of 47th Street just east of Wyandotte Street.
Photograph of the Paseo Baptist Church Adult Choir under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes. This photograph was taken by Stiger photo studio facing east towards the main entrance to Paseo Baptist Church.
Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.
Ed Flynn, wearing a light suit and tie, and Benny Carter, wearing a tuxedo, seated on a couch. Dave Dexter is crouched next to Carter wearing a pinstripe suite and smiling.
Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.
Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.
A 1939 photograph of the results of a tornado to Allen's Addition (also known as Hollie Addition, near 37th Street and Topping Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.
A 1939 photograph two wrecked houses after a tornado struck Allen's Addition (also known as Hollie Addition, near 37th Street and Topping Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mugshot of Pendergast tax fraud accomplice Robert Emmett O'Malley, Inmate #55296, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. O'Malley, superintendent of the Missouri State Insurance Department, was charged on May 22, 1939 for tax fraud. He was sentenced two years in prison, nine months longer than Tom Pendergast's sentence in the same trial.
Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.
Photograph showing Tom Pendergast and his nephew James Pendergast. Tom Pendergast is seated, and his nephew standing.
Pla Mor pool with swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Phot Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.
Pla Mor pool without swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.