Photograph of postal carrier Cornelius Jackson in the 1920s. Jackson, a former slave, transported mail by horse cart between Merriam and the Shawnee Mission Post Office. He is photographed sitting in his cart, drawn by a white horse, in front of a stone restaurant building.
Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track, once located east of Bridge Street and north of Little Platte River in Smithville, Missouri. The track was used for illegal betting for a brief period in the late 1920s.
A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting a horse and well on a Midwestern farm. This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. The original dimensions are 7 7/8 x 12 in. (20.0 x 30.5 cm).
Political advertisement that urges St. Louisans to vote against Bernard F. Dickmann, William Stone Madden, and Pendergast Machine at the April 4, 1933 election in order to mainstain low taxes and safeguard against, "a breakdown of its government such as we have witnessed at Jefferson City under a 'new deal.'" The document encourages support for Republicans Walter J. G. Neun and Louis Nolte.
Clipping entitled "Scenes at William T. Kemper's Annual Picnic at Red Fox Farm" from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include W. T. Kemper, Sr., Billy Purdy, W. T. Kemper, Jr., Helen Finch, Diana Sheffield, and Jimmy Lawrence.
Groups of carolers traveled around the Country Club District on Christmas Eve. The J. C. Nichols Company furnished the hayracks and teams of carolers. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Coffee Shop at the Colonial Shops on 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street.