Image Gallery

May 3rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the motor entrance and blooming spireas of "Elmhurst", the residence of Annie Ridenbaugh Bird. Once Annie's husband, Joseph T.

1933

Halloween decorations on the Plaza, showing the shack of the Plaza Witch who would read your future for free.

1934

Photograph of the Gumbel Building on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Walnut Street. Architect John McKecknie designed the Gumbel Building which was completed in 1904.

October 1928

Photograph of the St. Peter's Church Choir posed outside of the entrance to the original corrugated iron church building, known by the congregation as the "Tin Cathedral".

November 1938

Program for the fifty-third annual convention for the Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers.

Circa 1925 photograph of the Unity School of Christianity at 917 Tracy Avenue. This vantage point faces east-southeast from the west side of Tracy Avenue just south of 9th Street.

January 24th 1924

Mugshot of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

September 1st 1931

Postcard of Baltimore Hotel, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

May 14th 1933

An autochrome photograph of M. B. Nelson's garage, taken from the north while the tulips were blossoming. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

Photograph of a student costumed for a play at Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

Portrait of William Rockhill Nelson, no date. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Chris Harrison in traditional Greek dress for a celebration of Greek Independence Day on March 25, circa 1930s.

July 2nd 1932

An autochrome photograph of the W. H. Collins residence, taken from the south and looking north. Collins was president of the W. H. Collins Investment Company.

1939

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting two farmers and a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm.

November 13th 1941

Postcard of the Hotel Continental, located at the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 11th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

January 19th 1933

Clipping entitled "James M. Kemper, Commerce Trust President, and His Bride" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 19, 1933 with caption stating, "Mr. and Mrs. James M.

1923

Bennie Moten's Radio Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1923.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Lake Quivira. Work on the lake and the surrounding area was started by the Quivira Development Company in 1927.

Photograph of boys attending a Sunday morning service in the auditorium of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Avenue.

1932

Street scene showing the Kansas City Public Service Company Building (also known as the Kansas City Railway Company or K.C. Rys. Co. from 1914-1925) on the left.

Exterior photograph of Southern Kansas Stage Lines freight terminal and garage in Kansas City, Missouri, with unidentified employees.

Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date.

1938

Photograph of the R. T. Coles Vocational School Class of 1938 posed outside of the main entrance to the school. R. T.

1935

This picture was taken looking southwest at the future site of the Plaza Time Building.

1938

Individulal portrait photographs of the 35 students comprising the Holy Cross School Class of 1938 with lettering by Merritt Powles. Also included is a photograph of Reverend J. P. Prendergast.

This photograph was taken looking west on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

1926

Photograph with caption, "where widened 48th Street would enter Troost Avenue." This vantage point faces east-northeast on 48th Street between Harrison Street and Troost Avenue.

September 16th 1933

An autochrome photograph of Harry E. Smith's residence, taken from the southwest.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses and Mrs. E. P. Haworth, superintendent, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Portrait of St. Stephen's Baptist Church pastor Rev. Raymond J. Jordan, whose home and work addresses and phone numbers are listed.

1938

Circa 1938 photograph of the Association of Daughters of Elks (St. Louis) marching in Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo, Kansas City, MO. Source: Black Economic Union.

January 11th 1935

Program for a "Testimonial Dinner in honor of Henry M.

Photograph of the Jefferson Home for Women and Children, once located to the west and north of the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Minnie Street.

1922

Scene in Kansas City, Missouri, looking west on 13th street near Oak Street. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

November 12th 1920

Exterior of Colonial Shops at 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, showing one automobile parked out front.

September 24th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Albert R. Jones's residence, taken from the west. Jones was a Kansas City lawyer.

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