Image Gallery


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.

Photograph of the Yeager School, once located at the northwest corner of Indiana Avenue and 19th Street. It was built in 1894 and named for Robert L.

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,

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.

January 24th 1924

Mugshot of William E. Clifford, Inmate #20546. Clifford was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

June 21st 1935

An autochrome photograph of the Unity Farm (Unity Village) campanile (Italian tower) and the cloisters of the administrative building. This photograph was taken looking southwest.

Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date.

April 20th 1933

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April 20 and 21, 1933.

May 31st 1934

An autochrome photograph of a pergola at the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) dedicated to the memory of Ernest E. Smith and his family.

Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet on horseback on the lawn of his home, "Chatteris," in Prairie Village circa 1937. Peet is wearing a dark riding habit and cap on a dark horse.

Photograph of the construction of Mission Drive in Mission Hills, Kansas.

An aerial view of the Mission Hills Country Club showing the completed club house, with State Line Road running across the center of the picture.

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting.

September 1st 1934

An autochrome photograph of Henry A. Auerbach's house taken from the northeast after the 1934 Drought. Auerbach was co-founder of the Palace Clothing Company.

September 11th 1932

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

Photograph of a two-story brick house in Prairie Village, Kansas, circa 1935. The house was built by Henry Coppock, an early Johnson County settler, in the late 1800s.

Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

Photograph of the Sinclair Oil Company station, the first gas station in Johnson County, at 75th and Metcalf, circa 1920. Ralph Jessup, dressed in coveralls and a cap, stands near a gas pump.

Portrait photograph of Herman Langworthy circa 1932. Langworthy was a Kansas City attorney and partner in the firm of Langworthy, Matz & Linde.

May 7th 1937

Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E.


Photograph of the exterior of the Shawnee Indian Mission north building under major reconstruction, with the building's stone foundation visible. The mission was established at this site


1927 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre exterior, with staff posed in front. Advertisements for "The Strange Case of Captain Ramper" are displayed on the front of the theatre.

April 11th 1921

Postcard showing Orpheum Theater on the west side of Baltimore Avenue between 12th and 13th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of a an umbrella and a summer house, taken from the south-southeast in the gardens at The Walnuts.

May 1936

Photograph of two drovers (cowboys) drinking lager beer and hard liquor in the West Bottoms stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri.

January 5th 1935

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description of Herbert Allen Farmer, Inmate #46084, which includes aliases, information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and me

June 21st 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman and child in Arno Leslie Roach's memorial garden at his retirement home in present-day Lake Tapawingo, Missouri.


Photograph of the fourth grade class of 1930 at the Holy Cross School. This vantage point faces east towards the southwest entrance to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

August 1st 1933

Wanted notice, mugshot, and fingerprints for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, which includes aliases, criminal record, and physical description. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

May 1919

Soldiers returning from Europe at the end of World War I march down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, as people toss flowers into the street. From: Mrs. D. S.

Photograph of a corner of a tool room in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935.

August 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Charles M. Howell's residence, taken from the southeast. Howell was a Kansas City lawyer.

December 29th 1922

Photograph of men standing on the James Street Station Platform, Kansas City, Kansas before the last streetcar to pass over the elevated street railway, also known as the "L" structure.

June 22nd 1929

Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I.

December 5th 1920

Photograph of John Mullen and Marie Flahive posed holding hands on a railroad track in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

July 20th 1935

An autochrome photograph of E. V. Ingraham seated by logs at Unity Farm (Unity Village).