Image Gallery


Reunion of Central High School graduating class of 1878 with their teacher, Mary Harmon Weeks, held at Newbern Hotel in 1928.

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Main Street just south of 16th Street.

March 15th 1929

Mugshot of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

October 11th 1934

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing next to a large cluster of morning glories on the property of D. Ambert Haley.

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of a bed of roses and pergola at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden). This particular bed was managed by the Presidents and Past Presidents Club.

Photograph of a Rearwin Ken-Royce 2000-C biplane, reg. #NC12579, constructed by Rearwin Airplanes Inc., Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.


Photograph of five members of the Merriam Homemakers Club in 1936. The women are identified as, from left to right, Mrs. X. O. (Nellie) Meyer, Mrs. Lee (Etta) Cox, Mrs. Abe Peachy, Mrs.

June 20th 1936

Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T.

July 1941

Photograph of three male baseball players in July 1941.

October 10th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the University of Kansas City (now University of Missouri - Kansas City) Administrating Building, taken from the northwest.


Photograph looking west along north side of 12th Street from Main Street. The Hotel Glennon, Hotel Dixon, Sexton Hotel, Gayety Theater and Hotel Muehlebach are pictured.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

September 20th 1933

An autochrome photograph of the croton flowers outside of the Swope Park Shelter House, taken from the east.

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employees loading air mail into a Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor airplane, NC9606, at Municipal Airport.

June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Aids Police" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy.

Photograph of the Thacher School, once located at the northwest corner of Independence Avenue and Quincy Avenue. It was named for Major Luin E. Thacher, an early member of the school board.

Photograph of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil (November 13, 1991 - October 6, 2006), a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League.

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial, dedicated on November 11, 1926 by President Coolidge (pictured) "in honor of those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country.&quo


The new Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. This drawing was rendered as if looking southeast on Oak Street just north of 12th Street.

Undated photo of identified men in Kansas City, Kansas. They are likely railroad or icehouse workers from the local Mexican community.

Photograph of George W. Jensen's house and dairy farm in Prairie Village, Kansas, circa 1940.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of a man standing in the construction site of a Baptist church in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1920.

Interior photograph of the Strang Line's Milburn Station in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1925.

February 8th 1932

Photograph with a rear view of an unmarked police car damaged by bullet holes.

October 10th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

October 23rd 1933

An autochrome photograph of the north end of the Lake of the Woods, taken from the south. The lake is located in the southeast corner of Swope Park.

Photograph of a sign at the Shawnee Indian Mission site in Fairway, Kansas, circa 1935. The sign, posted in from of the mission's boarding school, reads "BUILDING PART OF SHAWNEE MISSION.


Photograph with caption, "looking south from Brush Creek Boulevard [presently Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard] the proposed trafficway, on park lands, to widened East 48th Street." This vant

An autochrome photograph of Mack B. Nelson's house, taken from the northeast. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.


Photograph of Columbus Park community volunteers constructing the St. John Bosco Center, Roman Catholic community hall.

Circa 1935 photograph with full, corner view of Lathrop Polytechnic Institute, also known as Lathrop Trade School, Lathrop Manual Training, and Lathrop School.

March 21st 1989

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard.

August 14th 1932

Photograph of a totem pole dedication at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street.

March 17th 1937

Photograph of Wave Tobin and a group of protestors at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Photograph with exterior, street level view of the repair or shop building maintained by the Kansas City School District.