The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Chauncey Downs and five unidentified women on stage

Chauncey Downs and five unidentified women behind a microphone with instrumentalists in the background.

Charter for American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149

The charter for American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149, created and signed in August 1920. Wayne Miner Post No. 149 was organized by African American World War I veterans in September 1919 and was named for U.S. Army Private Wayne Miner, believed to be one of the last American soldiers to die in World War I.

Brooklyn Ave and 16th Street

This photograph was taken looking east-southeast at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are billboards for Crystal White Family Soap and the 1926 silent film "A Social Celebrity" starring Louise Brooks and Adolphe Menjou.

Broadway and Southwest Boulevard

This photograph was taken looking north towards Southwest Boulevard on Broadway just south of 21st Street

Broadway and Armour Boulevard

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Broadway Boulevard facing towards the intersection of Armour and Broadway.

Benton Boulevard and Swope Parkway

This photograph was taken looking west-southwest near the south entrance of Benton Boulevard just north of Swope Parkway.

Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, 1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

Alpha Lyra Glee Club

Photograph of the Alpha Lyra Glee Club, under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes.

Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street

This photograph was taken looking west on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The buildings pictured have since been demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 70.

922 East 15th Street

This photograph was taken looking west-northwest on 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Campbell and Harrison Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Most buildings pictured were demolished for the construction of Highway 71 and Interstate Highway 670. An advertisement for Benzo-Gas is shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Bake Rite Auto Painting are also pictured.

6th Street Trafficway and Grand Avenue

This photograph was taken looking west-northwest at the intersection of 6th Street Trafficway and Grand Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Almost all of the buildings in this photograph were demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 35/70. Advertisements for Dodge, Harris-Goar, Creme Oil, and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Also pictured is the Portland Hotel Annex and an autopark.

4225 Troost Avenue

This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on the west side of Troost Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Advertisements for Creme Oil and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards.