Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

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Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed with their instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured: Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; et al.. Source: Charles Goodwin.

George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed playing instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured from left are an unidentified trombonist; Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; and an unidentified drummer. Source: Charles Goodwin.

George E. Lee

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

George E. Kessler

Studio portrait of George E. Kessler. Kessler was instrumental in developing Kansas City's unique park and boulevard system.

Gay Gibson Two-Piece Dress and Petticoat

Two-piece dress and petticoat created in the 1940's by the Gernes Garment Company for the Gay Gibson brand. The dress features a pink and green floral pattern on a black background with buttoned down top. The attached petticoat underneath features a solid salmon pink color with a single-layer ruffle at the bottom.

Food Baskets for 5th Ward Residents

Food baskets for fifth ward residents during the depression. This vantage point faces northwest towards ABC Storage at 3244 Main Street. A Monarch Storage truck is shown parked at the intersection of Main Street and Warner Plaza. Source: Bernard Ragan.

Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at Pla Mor

Advertisement in the El Torreon News for Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, starting Thursday, September 5, 1929. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

First Annual Picnic of Stern Slegman Prins Co.

Photograph of the First Annual Picnic of the Stern Slegman Prins Company, a garment manufacturer in Kansas City, Missouri. Segregation is shown as black workers are pictured separately from white workers. This vantage point faces west towards the entrance to 1000 Broadway.

Ernie Williams, George Hudson, Lester Young

Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Ernie Williams, George Hudson, Lester Young, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Electric Park Rag

Cover to Electric Park Rag, a rag time two step by Jean Ledies and arranged by Rocco Venuto. Featured by Lenge's Military Band and published by Lenge & Venuto, 1320 South Paseo Place, Kansas City, Missouri. Two photos of Electric Park and a portrait of Lenge are shown. Source: Inst. Studies in American Music/UMKC.

El Torreon Premier Opening Advertisement

Advertising artwork for El Torreon opening, Dec. 15, 1927. The advertisement reads, "Dance Premier Opening Tonight! With the Original Coon Sanders Victor Recording Orchestra also Phil Baxter Directing El Torreon Orchestra. Ladies-50¢, Gentlemen-75¢. Doors Open 8pm." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.