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Photograph of the Niles' Home for Orphan children, an orphanage for African-American children, located on the south side of 23rd Street between Michigan Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The orphanage is celebrating the birthday of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 30, 1937.

Date: 
January 30th 1937

Invitation for a "cocktail sip" sponsored by the American Beauty Art Club, held on Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 2300 Lydia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
April 21st 1940

Telegram from Bonnie Mary Wyatt to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, requesting additional protection at Kansas City polling places for the upcoming election for herself and her husband. She reports that they and a number of friends "have been threatened because we are working for Coalition ticket."

Date: 
March 29th 1938

American Royal Livestock Pavilion, reconstructed in 1925. This vantage point faces northwest with the 23rd Street Viaduct on the left.

Photograph of Kansas City clergy preparing for the Corpus Christi Procession on Memorial Day at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.

Date: 
May 30th 1929

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about Hospital Hill and a short letter to Mr. Kenith Lee Thomas of Troy, Kansas.

Date: 
May 24th 1927

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about Hospital Hill and a short letter to Mrs. J. C. Hardin of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
May 24th 1927

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. Edwards of St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
May 14th 1931

Postcard of the Hospital Hill on 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from near the intersection of Gillham Road and 22nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Fred H. Breimeyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Date: 
July 18th 1938

Postcard of the Research Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 23rd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to from Frances E. Farrell to Mrs. Mack Allen of Winfield, Kansas.

Date: 
September 16th 1921

Postcard of the New German (Research) Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest from just east of the intersection of 23rd Street and Holmes Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter from Esther Carter to Bessie Hendrickson of Wichita, Kansas.

Date: 
October 18th 1918

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.

Date: 
April 3rd 1922

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post on the eve of the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast, Henry F. McElroy, and Casimir J. Welch considering a "cigaret tax" in order to extort more money from the "K.C. Taxpayer".

Date: 
March 24th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post with caption stating, "Twenty Years of Skyline Change in Kansas City. These three photographs taken from virtually the same spot on Journal-Post hill show the amazing growth of this city's business district in a score of years. The upper picture was made in August, 1912. The picture in the center was taken August, 1929, and the lower photograph was made in August of 1932. -Photos by W. Laurence Dickey."

Date: 
August 28th 1932

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Tom Pendergast as a ringleader in a circus with his assistant Cas Welch by his side. Their pockets are stuffed with local infrastructure contracts. Spectators to the circus include Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Bryce B. Smith, Ruby D. Garrett, Elliott H. Jones, Byron Spencer, Frank M. Eviston, James B. Shoemaker, and Joseph B. Shannon.

Date: 
March 20th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 11, 1931 in which the editor describes the economic and moral implications of high crime in Kansas City and provides crime statistics. The Journal-Post resolves to "change these conditions".

Date: 
February 11th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 5, 1930 showing how many votes each candidate received from each ward in Kansas City in the election the day previous.

Date: 
November 5th 1930

Interne certificate awarded to Karl A. Menninger from the General Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Menninger was a psychiatrist who later founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

Date: 
July 5th 1918

Photograph of people and vehicles outside the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City, Missouri's Westside neighborhood. The organization, founded in 1919, provided healthcare, education, and other services to the local Mexican immigrant population who had moved to Kansas City for jobs with the railroads and packing houses. The building pictured opened in 1936.

Photograph showing an interior view identified as "Adult Education English Class, Guadalupe Center, 1015 W. 23, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 3, 36." Individuals not identified.

Date: 
December 3rd 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.