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A color glass plate positive photograph of children swimming at a casting and wading pool in Gillham Park at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Kenwood Avenue.

A color glass plate positive photograph of people swimming at the Mission Hills Country Club swimming pool.

Date: 
August 25th 1940

Pla Mor pool with swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Phot Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

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.

Postcard of the Swope Park Swimming Pool, constructed with WPA funds in 1941 and located north of The Lagoon and west of Blue River in Swope Park. This vantage point faces southeast with the wading pool in the foreground and the larger swimming pool in the background.

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