Photograph of a group of South Central Business Association men and police officers operating parking meters immediately after their installation on Troost Avenue. Includes from second to the left: N. Emerson Paton, Jack Rieger, and Joseph Wirthman. This vantage point faces west-northwest from Troost Avenue just south of 31st Street. The entrance to Isis Theatre is pictured to the right.
Photograph of Orvis A. Sturdy, South Central Business Association president, shown holding the scissors and other unidentified South Central Business Association board members at the ribbon cutting ceremonies in conjunction with the opening of the Western Auto store located at the northeast corner of Linwood Boulevard and Harrison Street.
Photograph of Katz Drugstore officials at a South Central Business Association luncheon at the Blue Bird Cafeteria at 3215 Troost Avenue. The luncheon was held to celebrate the opening of a new Katz location at the intersection of Linwood and Troost. The officials pictured are, from left to right: Myron H. Klein, manager of the Katz store at Linwood and Troost; Tim Blond, operating manager; Michael H. Katz, president of the Katz Drugstore company; Morris Shlensky, secretary and assistant general manager; Ross B. Myers, personnel director; and Orvis A.
Group portrait of N. Emerson Paton (left), Morris Shankman (holding shovel) and other unidentified South Central Business Association officials at the groundbreaking for the Shankman Building, located at 3119 Troost. This vantage point faces north-northeast with the building at 3109 Troost in the background.
Photograph of Thomas Y. Baird (left, co-owner of the Kansas City Monarchs), Chester A. Franklin (center, owner of The Call), and James L. Wilkinson (right, founder of the Kansas City Monarchs) reviewing a petition in The Call to "Save Negro Baseball". During WWII, the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation was planning to forbid private baseball teams from using private bus transportation to tour.
Studio portrait of Robert A. Long, taken in the Salon of Corinthian Hall, ca. 1915. Corinthian Hall is located on Gladstone Boulevard between Walrond Avenue and Indiana Avenue. Long was the founder of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.
Lou Holland standing by a seated Ike Morrell at Kansas City's air mail dedication at Richards Field, May 1926. 94-year-old Morrell was a guest of honor, the oldest postmaster in the state, from Notch, MO. Richard's Field was located at the southeast corner of Gregory Boulevard and Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raytown, Missouri. Source: Lou Holland Aviation Collection, courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.