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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

Photograph of Jimmy Keith posed with his tenor saxophone and his band in silhouette behind him. This Christie studio photograph was likely taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Portrait photograph of jazz singer Myra Taylor, taken by the Studna-Sims-Millard photo studio in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano. Other musicians shown include (left to right) an unidentified musician, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, Orville "Piggy" Minor, an unidentified musician, Gus Johnson, and Gene Ramey.

Date: 
March 1940

Minutes of Meeting for the City Central Executive Committee of the American Legion Posts of Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting was held at 3709 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri on August 14, 1935. Included is an expense report and a narrative of organizational matters presented by various members. Attached to the report is a bulletin urging members to send in a check of $10.00 to "GET OUR BAND TO COLUMBIA!".

Date: 
August 14th 1935

Letter from Olive Turner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark saying "it seems a shame that law abiding, tax-paying citizens have to get under cover and write to their Governor in order to live in this town." She expresses concerns about corruption, particularly at the state cosmetology board and the County Home for the Aged.

Date: 
March 25th 1939

Mailing to Kansas City Democratic voters, encouraging them to turn out early and vote for Lloyd C. Stark for Governor and Ernest S. Gantt for Supreme Court Judge of Missouri.

Date: 
August 1st 1936

Photograph of "streamlined" Safety Zones intended to protect patrons at streetcar stops, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast on Main Street from just north of Armour Boulevard.

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

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the twelfth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 31st Street to the north, Main Street to the west, 39th Street to the south, and Garfield Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the third ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 24th Street to the north, Kansas to the west, 39th Street to the south, and Main Street to the east.

Date: 
1918

Photograph looking north from the south side of intersection of 39th Street and Main Street.

Date: 
March 19th 1924

Photograph looking south along the east side of Broadway Boulevard from just south of Amour Boulevard. The Congress Building is pictured in the background.

Date: 
1925

Circa 1920 photograph with slide description, "Girls from Westport Jr. High playing ball south of Hyde Park; Kansas City, Mo." This vantage point faces southeast on the west side of Gillham Road between 38th Street and 39th Street. The Santa Fe Trail Marker on Gillham Road is pictured.

Photograph with an exterior view of Longan School located at the northeast corner of 39th Street and Warwick Boulevard. It was named in 1911 in honor of George B. Longan, Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Before 1911, the school was named the Ward Public School. In 1932, the school at 601 Gillham Road became the George B. Longan School. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the northwest corner of Warwick and 39th.

Photograph of the Westport Junior High School located at the northeast corner of 39th Street and McGee Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast from the southwest corner of 39th and McGee.

Photograph of the Goodenow Textile Company building, located on the west side of Main Street between 37th Street and 38th Street.

Date: 
1930

Photograph of the Naples and Venice Apartments, located on the west side of Central Street between Armour Boulevard and 36th Street.

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

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