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An black and white glass plate positive photograph of Thomas Hart Benton standing by the Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 1941

Postcard showing the Blue River and Swope Park Swinging Bridge, located to the southwest of The Lagoon in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest towards the bridge on the Blue River. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to William B. Walker of Vancouver, Washington.

Date: 
September 13th 1918

Postcard showing the Intercity Viaduct (foreground), James Street (background), the Kansas River (left), and Kansas City, Kansas (right). This vantage point faces southwest from a railroad bridge northeast of the Intercity Viaduct. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Lee Moore of Lock Springs, Missouri.

Date: 
October 23rd 1929

Photograph of "Hell’s Half Acre", an area in the late 1800's and early 1900's consisting of the north side of the West Bottoms between the bluffs and the state line. This vantage point faces northwest from the bluffs near 7th Street and shows 8th Street between Mill Street (now Madison Avenue) and Sante Fe Street. Also pictured is the Union Elevator Company (center), Missouri River (right), and Kansas City, Kansas (right, far background).

Date: 
1895

Photograph of Argentine and Shawnee Heights, two sections of Kansas City, Kansas, as seen from the Kansas River. The large building pictured center is the Franklin School on Metropolitan Avenue between S 14th and 15th Streets. This picture was taken before 1923 when the building received a four-classroom addition.

Photograph with view of Quindaro ruins located in Kansas City, Kansas. Missouri River is visible in the background. Town of Quindaro was built in 1857. This vantage point faces north and shows the Missouri River in the background.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the Corn Products Refining Company near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Bedford Avenue in North Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast and shows the Missouri River (background) and the Kansas City Car Company (left foreground).

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east and showing a largely residential section of northeast Kansas City, Kansas; Fairfax; Missouri River; and North Kansas City, Missouri. Quindaro Boulevard is prominently shown diagonally in the photograph.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north showing West Bottoms and stockyard area. Kansas River and bridges in view. Missouri River in distance on top and 12th Street Viaduct is visible.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the Kansas River looking north and showing the neighborhoods Argentine (left), Armourdale (right), Kensington (left background), and Riverview (right background). The Proctor and Gamble plant is also pictured.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east across the Kansas River near west end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge; shows Cudahy Packing Company, Swift and Company, and the Kansas City Stockyards.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Kansas City Structural Steel facility and grounds, once located north of Metropolitan Avenue between South 21st and 24th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces north-northeast and shows the intersection of South 24th Street and Ruby Avenue (center foreground) and the Kansas River (background).

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of a residential area and rail yard with roundhouse near the Kansas River in the Argentine neighborhood. This vantage point faces northwest and shows Armourdale to the right of the river.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, across the Armourdale district and towards the Kansas River.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Fairfax Industrial Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. It is noted on the back of the photograph that Curtiss Wright is at the northern end of the field. This vantage point faces northeast an shows the intersection of Funston Road and Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) in the center.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of northeast Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces east and shows the area that will eventually be remade as Jersey Creek Park.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east-northeast across the West Bottoms from Kansas City, Kansas. Includes view of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the 2nd Hannibal Bridge and the ASB bridge. Both the Kansas and Missouri rivers in view.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 12th Street and Grand Avenue; shows the Bryant Building under construction. Missouri River and riverfront area also in view.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 14th and Walnut; shows Kansas City Power and Light and Fidelity National Bank buildings under construction. Both the second Hannibal Bridge and the ASB Bridge are in view as well as the Municipal Airport.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces east-northeast with the Missouri River behind the wharf.

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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.