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Photograph of the staff of Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet, posed in front of the restaurant.

Photograph of a Hippopotamus named Cleopatra begging for hay at the Swope Park Zoo.

An early picture of the Mission Hills Country Club House, once located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Circa 1925 photograph with interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of children are playing baseball at Waterway Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s.

Photograph of six boys performing a play at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra posed with mule and cart. Source: John Coon.

Photograph of Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige preparing to throw a baseball in Havana, Cuba.

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra posed in costume as hayseeds, taken by Anderson Photo Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Photograph of "Eddie Spitz" Osadchey (left) and his wife Vearl seated at a nightclub table with two other unidentified men.

Photograph of a zookeeper using a water hose on a pair of elephants at the Swope Park Zoo.

Photograph of Edward "Eddie Spitz" Ochadsey behind his bar at the College Inn and presenting Himm Walker's De Luxe Straight Bourbon

1930's photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri.

People waving U.S. flags on top of double-decker bus headed north on Main Street as part of a "baseball parade." The sign on the bus reads: Baseball Game Today, Muehlebach Field, Mercy Hospital - K.C. Orphans Boys' Home. This vantage point faces west-southwest towards the Hotel Stag at 414 Main Street. Source: Bernard Ragan.

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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.