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An autochrome photograph of Merle Smith and the 36 maple trees that border the road to Joseph F. Porter's residence southwest of the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Outer Belt Road (now Missouri Route 150). The photograph was taken at 5:00 P.M. on November 1, 1933. Porter was president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company.

Date: 
November 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of lilacs and a gate by the farm house of Thornton W. Sanborn, executive at J. W. Sanborn (wholesale lumber).

Date: 
May 10th 1937

Photograph of a totem pole dedication at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Date: 
August 14th 1932

Photograph of boys exercising at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Photograph entitled "Wading Time" in which children play in the water near Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Photograph of a group of boys accompanied by adults near Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Photograph of carpenters posed during construction of a cabin at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Photograph of White Hall at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Photograph of cabins at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Entrance ticket to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 8, 1935 at 2:30 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Bathing Beauty Contest", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (left), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of people eating barbecue on the ground by Red Fox Farm Lake at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of W. T. Kemper, Jr. on horseback at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Clipping entitled "Scenes at Outing of 1,200 Members of 'Commerce Family'" from the Kansas City Post on June 9, 1935 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include "barbecue artists", W. T. Kemper, Jr., W. T. Kemper, Sr., James M. Kemper, Sr., Pauline Thompson, and James Mack.

Date: 
June 9th 1935

Photograph of a contestant from the bathing suit contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (front), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants during the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Ladies Bathing Beauty Contest - eight to eighty (Men Judges)", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Entrance ticket to "W. T. Kemper's Annual Picnic" for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 20, 1936 at 2:00 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping entitled "Scenes at William T. Kemper's Annual Picnic at Red Fox Farm" from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include W. T. Kemper, Sr., Billy Purdy, W. T. Kemper, Jr., Helen Finch, Diana Sheffield, and Jimmy Lawrence.

Date: 
June 21st 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.