Image Gallery

May 10th 1935

An autochrome photograph looking east over Lake Hiwassee in the Indian Hills subdivision.

September 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

Photograph with exterior view of the parochial school for the First Presbyterian Church of Independence, Missouri, located at the northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and Pleasant Street.

Photograph of the Kansas City School District Repair Department at 1520 Campbell Street. As of 2017, the building still stands with an addition to its frontage.

May 1930

Maypole dancing and many athletic events planned for the annual Country Club District Community Field Day at Southwest High School at the southwest corner of 65th Street and Wornall Road.

Kansas City political boss Thomas J. Pendergast and his nephew, James Pendergast, sit on a bench together in what appears to be an office, ca. 1939. From: Truman Home.

Photograph of a group of young men testing milk as part of a Future Farmers of American program at Shawnee Mission Rural High school, circa 1935.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company. This vantage point faces west from the northeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard.

March 28th 1932

Clipping with two photographs entitled "Happy and Smiling Democratic Leaders of Kansas City at St. Louis State Convention" and "Mrs.

June 29th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Unity Farm (Unity Village) looking northeast through the cloister's arches in the administrative building.

Photograph with slide description: "Salvation Army Fresh Air Camp, south of Independence, Mo." The camp was once located two miles east of Blue Ridge Road (presently Blue Ridge Cutoff) on

1919

Photograph of DeSoto Rural High School in DeSoto, Kansas, circa 1919. The three-story brick building features many windows and is surrounded by grassy fields.

Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the Van Horn School, located to the east of the intersection of 37th Street and Wyoming Street. The school was named for Robert T. Van Horn, early Kansas City pioneer.

Photograph showing an Armourdale baseball team in Kansas City, Kansas, likely taken in the 1910s. Noted on the back of the image is that the team was managed by Sandy Hanson.

1935

This picture was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Alameda Road (now Nichols Road).

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Group, Held in McElroy Kidnaping, Makes Bedraggled Return" in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing the kidnappers of Mary McElroy that escaped to Amarillo,

Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated in 1914. This vantage point faces north-northeast from Liberty Memorial and shows downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

July 13th 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm Amphitheater, taken from the southeast.

1940's photograph of Columbus Park looking east with an unpaved Harrison Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street in the foreground and the intersection of Gillis Street and 4th Street in the

1925

Photograph of the Avon Apartments, located on the east side of The Paseo between 30th Street and 31st Street.

July 2nd 1935

An autochrome photograph of Thomas L. Luzier's swimming pool, taken from the west. Luzier was founder of Luzier Personalized Cosmetics.

1924

Interior of Wolferman's Grocery Store at 47th Street and Wyandotte Street in the Country Club Plaza, female shoppers are shown browsing a sweets display.

August 10th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the wooden slab awnings on the south side of W. Malcom Lowry's residence. Lowry was a Kansas City engineer at Henrici-Lowry Engineering Company.

March 29th 1935

Photograph of Walter McGee. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 217832... (Chicago Bureau).

March 17th 1937

Photograph of a police officer restraining a protester at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

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.

November 1st 1933

An autochrome photograph of Merle Smith and the 36 maple trees that border the road to Joseph F.

December 19th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

October 25th 1946

Modified photograph of Kansas City gambler and Mafia associate Morris "Snag" Klein.

June 4th 1935

An autochrome photograph of Lawrence H. Fox's residence, taken from the north-northeast. Fox was a Kansas City investor.

October 1933

Photograph of eleven women engaged in various activities in the parlor at the Girls' Hotel at 1805 Jefferson. This boarding home was sponsored by the Council of Clubs.

1930

This picture was taken looking north from atop the J. C. Nichols Building, between Broadway and Central Street, Alameda Road and Ward Parkway.

Photograph of students outside the Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

This photograph was taken looking north on McGee Trafficway from just south of 24th Street (now Pershing Road) in Kansas City, Missouri.

October 3rd 1921

Photograph of the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building (also known as the Boys Hotel Annex) under construction by Fogel Construction Company.

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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.