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This photograph was taken looking east-southeast at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are billboards for Crystal White Family Soap and the 1926 silent film "A Social Celebrity" starring Louise Brooks and Adolphe Menjou.

1940s photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs standing side by side on field with fans in stands behind team in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right players are identified as N. Allen, R. Bibbs, W. Sims, L Bryant, W. Brown, J. Williams, F. Bradley, H. Smith, K. Duncan, L. Greene, F. Smith, G. Walker, J. O'Neil, T. Strong, C. Johnson, S, Paige.

Kansas City Monarchs and Hilldale Giants standing side by side at the opening game Negro Leagues' first Colored World Series in Kansas City, Missouri on October 11, 1924. From left to right players and officials are identified as Loyd, McNair, Joseph, Morris, C Johnson, Roban, Allen, Menpez, Moore, W. Bell, Hawkins, Duncan, C. Bell, Mothell, McCall, Drake, Sweatt, Wilkinson, Dr Smith, Spedden, Pompez, Foster, Bolden, Santop, Winters, Cuffie, Lee, Carr, C. Johnson, J. Johnson, Ryan, Mackey, Allen, Campbell, Lewis, Thomas, Cockrell, Briggs, Werfeld, Stevens, Lambert.

Date: 
October 11th 1924

Invitation from the Bon-Ton Girls to a Annual Yule-tide Cocktail Hour at 2308 Brooklyn Avenue on December 3, 1939.

Date: 
December 3rd 1939

An invitation to a tea party hosted by the 20th Century Girls' at 2639 Brooklyn Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, April 30, 1939.

Date: 
April 30th 1939

Panoramic view of Western University Band at Muehlebach Field in 1925, G. H. Taylor, director. Source: Booker T. Washington.

Date: 
1925

Musicians' Protective Union membership card for William "Count" Basie for the year 1933. E. M. Jefferson is listed as the union secretary.

Date: 
1933

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of an audience watching a baseball game at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Photograph of L. D. Livingston of the Kansas City Monarchs. The photo appears to be autographed "To Vessa From a Friend, L. D. Livingston." Vessa is likely VeEssa Spivey of Black Hawk Barbecue.

Postcard showing Muehlebach Field (later Ruppert/Blues/Municipal Stadium), once located west of Brooklyn Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east-southeast towards the bases and right field. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Anna Dyer of Boston, Massachusetts.

Date: 
August 25th 1941

Letter from Oscar B. Elam addressed to the librarian of the Kansas City Public Library offering copies of documents for the library's collection. He believes they are of interest to the public as he was the first citizen of Kansas City to demand a recall of the mayor and city council and circulate petitions to that end.

Date: 
May 8th 1940

Program distributed for the Muehlebach Field dedication on July 3, 1923, including a proclamation by Mayor Frank H. Cromwell recommending that "every employer forget the ever present serious side of life" in order to attend, and let employees attend, the opening game. To set the example, Cromwell declared that day a half-holiday for city employees. The program also notes speeches from George Muehlebach, the governors of Kansas and Missouri,and mayors of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Photographs depict the stadium, the team, and local supporters.

Date: 
July 3rd 1923

Panoramic photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs, including L-R: Jack Marshall (P), Hurley McNair (OF/P) , Newt Joseph (3B), Harold 'Yellowhorse' Morris (P), Heavy Johnson (OF), Newt Allen (1B/SS), 'Bullet Joe' Rogan (P), Jose Mendez (P), Dobie Moore (SS), Lemuel Hawkins (1B), William Bell (P), C. Bell, Dink Mothel (UT), Frank Duncan (C), Bill Drake (P), George Sweatt (CF), and Howard Bartlett (P).

Date: 
1924

Photograph of a nightime baseball game at Muehlebach Field at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

Date: 
1930

Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George Trautman Official League". Autograph on photo reads "To my pal N. Emerson Paton in appreciation, Phil Small, May 4, 1936, 'Parkview Pharmacy'".

Date: 
May 4th 1936
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