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An autochrome photograph of iris flowers at the north entrance to Inghram D. Hook's residence. Hook was a Kansas City lawyer and his wife Mary Rockwell Hook was architect and designer of the house.

An autochrome photograph of Miss Jean Love in pose before a swimming pool at the Inghram D. Hook residence. This photograph was taken looking west from east of the pool. Hook was a Kansas City lawyer and his wife Mary Rockwell Hook was architect and designer of the house.

Date: 
August 12th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Miss Jean Love sitting next to a swimming pool at the Inghram D. Hook residence. This photograph was taken looking east from west of the pool. Hook was a Kansas City lawyer and his wife Mary Rockwell Hook was architect and designer of the house.

Date: 
August 8th 1932

An autochrome photograph of a Bechtel's crabapple tree on the property of Lillian Hoover. Her husband Orves U. Hoover was vice president and treasurer of Hoover Bros.

Date: 
May 2nd 1934

An autochrome photograph of forsythia on the property of John G. Madden, lawyer.

Date: 
March 25th 1935

An autochrome photograph of R. E. Parsons's residence, taken from the northeast with roses next the garage entrance. Parsons was head of the R.E. Parsons Electric Co.

Date: 
June 13th 1933

Long stone bench located in The Piazzetta, a woman with a basket of flowers sits in the center of the bench. The Piazzetta (now called Strawn Park after Farrell Clifford Strawn) is located between 63rd Street, Summit Street, and Valley Road in the Greenway Fields subdivision of Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest towards undeveloped land beyond the southern tip of the park. The bench and accompanying statues pictured have since been moved to the northern edge of the park bordering 63rd Street.

Date: 
1920

Looking west at 61st Terrace and Summit Street. In the foreground is an automobile, and in the background is a row of houses.

Date: 
June 29th 1920

Letter from Daniel Miller to Guy B. Park regarding his inability to find work due to an injury. He also writes that his wife and children have tuberculosis and they are in need of assistance, and that he has been unable to see Tom Pendergast due to Pendergast's own illness.

Date: 
September 29th 1936

A letter from Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons to Senator Harry S. Truman. Lyons informs Truman that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City and requests that Truman suggest to Weeks to use Ready Mixed Concrete Company concrete for the job. The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
October 31st 1941

Postcard showing The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east towards The Scout Statue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. P. H. Colborn of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
October 28th 1918

The first postcard shows The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast towards The Scout Statue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter which continues on the second postcard. The second postcard shows the Pioneer Mother Statue, located in Penn Valley Park, southwest of Kessler Road and the Liberty Memorial Mall. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial in the background.

Date: 
March 7th 1932

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast past The Scout Statue and towards the downtown skyline. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the statue and a short letter to N. W. Hicklin of St Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
September 3rd 1936

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast past The Scout Statue and towards the downtown skyline. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the statue and a short letter to Rozilla Meyer of Adams, Nebraska.

Date: 
July 18th 1935

Identification on photograph reads "The Board of Governors of the South Central Business Association were entertained at the new home of Mrs. Russell Stover, 803 West 54th Terrace, May 9, 1935. Standing left to right: Irl T. Oliver, Jack Rieger, Joseph C. Wirthman, George H. Charno, Dr. Thomas A. Kyner, Edwin J. Barnes and Dr. Roy W. Parmenter. Seated, left to right: Webster Withers, Harry T. Redd, Herbert T. Hilscher, A. O. Sackin, Mrs. Stover and her charming daughter, N. Emerson Paton, Frank A. E. Swyden, Garrett L. Smalley and Russell R. Jay.

Date: 
May 9th 1935

Photograph of unidentified boys before a grocery and drugstore at the northeast corner of 23rd Street (presently Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east on Summit Street just north of 23rd Street.

Date: 
July 1923

Photograph with caption, "looking northeast from 55th and Summit Streets toward Wornall Road." The photograph's annotations label streets and show proposed road improvements.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption, "in the Country Club grounds looking southwest toward 55th and Summit." The photograph's annotations show a proposed road.

Date: 
1926

Photograph of five children and a dentist at the Westside Health Center, part of the Richard Cabot Club that "promotes a general health program for the West Side." The image is featured in the photograph section of the October 29, 1933 issue of the Kansas City Star.

Date: 
October 1933

Photograph with slide description: "Selling ice from Salvation Army Penny Ice truck, K.C., Mo." This vantage point faces northeast from the northwest corner of 13th Street and Summit Street.

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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.