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Photograph of Fred Harvey staff waitresses, the Harvey Girls, at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway line.

Date: 
1922

A woman and her child in the railyard area where they lived. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

A woman and her child outside of the boxcar where they lived. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

Photograph of young women in costumes posing in front of a building in the Kansas City area, with two men peeking out a window at the group. The women were numbered in pen and are identified on the back of the photograph.

Date: 
August 6th 1925

Photograph of the Daughters of Penelope group, including Anna Kartsonis, in an unknown location circa 1935. The Daughters of Penelope began in 1929 as a women's organization within the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association made up of Greek immigrants and their descendents.

Photograph of unidentified girls, members of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church congregation.

Date: 
April 19th 1925

Undated photograph of Louis Kartsonis,the first foreign-born president of the Naturalization Council of Kansas City Missouri, and Mrs. Maybard Brock, his executive secretary. They are looking at two dolls, one in traditional Greek dress.

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.