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An autochrome photograph of crocuses sprouting after 2000 bulbs were planted on Grant I. Rosenzweig's property. Rosenzweig was a Kansas City lawyer.

Date: 
April 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.

Invoice from the Greenlease Motor Car Company for a car sold to Lillian Lewis of 2208 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Lewis bought a used Buick Sedan for $714.28 on July 26, 1935.

Date: 
July 26th 1935

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.

Advertisement for Beta Alpha Tau's '3 Band' Mid-Winter Stagger, featuring Phil Baxter's El Torreon Band, Missouri Quad, and the Egyptian Serenaders, admission: $1.25. The event took place at the El Torreon Ball Room from 9pm-1am on December 30th, year unknown. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Front page of El Torreon News, Vol. 2, No. 20, Saturday, February 9, 1929. This issue advertises a Valentine Party on Thursday, February 14 and a Mystery Trunk Dance on Saturday, February 16. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
February 9th 1929

Front page of El Torreon News, Vol. 2, No. 8, Saturday, November 3, 1928. This issue advertises a performance from "Red" Nichols on Sunday, November 4 and an Election Dance on Tuesday, November 6. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
November 3rd 1928

Advertisement for a ladies choice program at the El Torreon, "Where the Clouds Roll By." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Program of Christmas entertainment performed by Our Lady of Sorrows School students on December 26, 1926. Songs include "Aren't you glad it's Christmas Time", "How can anybody sleep at Christmas Time", "Once in a Manger Lowly", "When Old Santa Quits", and "Jingle Bells".

Date: 
December 26th 1926

Photograph of the Our Lady of Sorrows Music Class of 1920. Some of the students are hold lutes, violins, and classical guitars.

Date: 
1920

Souvenir program for the Golden Jubilee of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Included are portrait photographs of past and present clergy and church society officers, a history of the parish, and interior and exterior photographs.

Date: 
October 1940

Postcard showing Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north down the southbound lane Gillham Road at the intersection of Gillham and 38th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. C. E. McCormmick of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 13th 1920

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the east side of Gillham Road between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The photograph shows the Kansas City Journal-Post Building (left-center) and the Western Auto Building (left).

Date: 
September 29th 1935

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 with exterior view of Westport High School at 39th and McGee (Hyde Park Ave) and Oak Streets. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the hill overlooking Gillham Road just north of its intersection with 39th Street.

Date: 
1910

Circa 1925 photograph of Locust Street looking north between 39th Street and 40th Street. Locust Street north of 39th Street and the residence at 3826 Locust are shown in the distance.

Postcard looking west towards the intersection of 45th Street and Rockhill Road. Pictured in the left background in Oak Hall, the estate of William Rockhill Nelson, once located south of 45th Street between Oak Street and Rockhill Road.

Photograph looking south along McGee Street Trafficway from the intersection of McGee, 22nd Street, and Gillham Road.

Date: 
June 12th 1922

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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.