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An autochrome photograph of Brush Creek before it feeds into Lake Hiwassee.

Date: 
October 24th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Loula Long Combs amongst a bed of iris on the Longview Farm.

Date: 
May 19th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Leslie T. Martin's house, tower, and garden on Briarcliff between present-day Route 9 and North Briarcliff Road. Martin was president of Martin Printing Company.

Date: 
May 10th 1939

An autochrome photograph of Leslie T. Martin's house and tower on Briarcliff between present-day Route 9 and North Briarcliff Road. Martin was president of Martin Printing Company.

Date: 
May 10th 1939

An autochrome photograph of tulips growing in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater, taken from the east.

Date: 
May 9th 1939

J. C. Nichols inspires his sales force at one of his company's morning meetings.

Date: 
1939

Edward Tanner, the J. C. Nichols Company architect who designed much of the Country Club Plaza, as he appeared in 1939.

Date: 
1939

A Christmas tree, adorned with lights, in the triangular park in front of the Country Club Plaza Theater with Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" on the theater marquee. This picture of was taken looking west-southwest on the south side of 47th Street just east of Wyandotte Street.

Date: 
1939

Motorized snowplows are called into action to clear the sidewalks of J. C. Nichols Companies homes in the Oak Meyer Gardens subdivision. This vantage point faces west on 65th Street just west of Cherry Street. Southwest High School at Wornall Road and 65th Street can be seen in the far background.

Date: 
December 1939

Photograph of the Paseo Baptist Church Adult Choir under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes. This photograph was taken by Stiger photo studio facing east towards the main entrance to Paseo Baptist Church.

Date: 
July 16th 1939

Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.

Date: 
1939

Ed Flynn, wearing a light suit and tie, and Benny Carter, wearing a tuxedo, seated on a couch. Dave Dexter is crouched next to Carter wearing a pinstripe suite and smiling.

Date: 
1939

Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

Date: 
1939

A 1939 photograph of Milton C. Lewis in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1939

Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.

Date: 
1939

A 1939 photograph of the results of a tornado to Allen's Addition (also known as Hollie Addition, near 37th Street and Topping Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1939

A 1939 photograph two wrecked houses after a tornado struck Allen's Addition (also known as Hollie Addition, near 37th Street and Topping Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1939

Invitiation from the Sewing Circle of Paseo Baptist Church presenting Western Seminary students in two dramatic plays on Thursday, December 14, 1939.

Date: 
December 14th 1939

Invitation from the Bon-Ton Girls to a Annual Yule-tide Cocktail Hour at 2308 Brooklyn Avenue on December 3, 1939.

Date: 
December 3rd 1939

An invitation to a tea party hosted by the 20th Century Girls' at 2639 Brooklyn Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, April 30, 1939.

Date: 
April 30th 1939

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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.