Group photo of Blue Devils band standing around their instruments at radio station KFJF; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1928. Pictured from left: Oran "Lips" Page, trumpet; Henry "Buster" Smith, alto sax; Clair Benton, banjo; Walter Page, bass; Emir "Bucket" Coleman, trombone; Jones L. Grant, trumpet; Ernie Williams, vocals & drums; Bill Owen, alto sax & clarinet; Willie Lewis, piano & arranger. Source: Black Archives of Mid-America.
People waving U.S. flags on top of double-decker bus headed north on Main Street as part of a "baseball parade." The sign on the bus reads: Baseball Game Today, Muehlebach Field, Mercy Hospital - K.C. Orphans Boys' Home. This vantage point faces west-southwest towards the Hotel Stag at 414 Main Street. Source: Bernard Ragan.
Advertisement for Imperial Brewing Co., no date. The advertisement reads, "A. F. Stoeger, Geo. Schraubstadter, Imperial Brewing Co., Brewers of High Grade Kansas City Lager Beer. Patronize and Encourage Home Industry. There is no better beer brewed anywhere-Don't contribute to the $2,000,000 annually sent out of Kansas City for bottled beers. This is an exact fac-simile of Missouri's Best Bottled Beer for sale at all independent bars and cafés." Imperial Brewing Co. was sold in 1919 to Rodney Milling Co.. Source: Jack Ralston.
Photograph of city council meeting in the "old chambers" of City Hall at the northeast corner of 5th Street and Main Street. This photograph by Anderson Photo Studio, Kansas City, was taken prior to the completion of the new City Hall at 414 East 12th Street in 1937. Source: Bernard Ragan.
Photograph of Bryce B. Smith standing, facing left in the new City Hall at the northeast corner of 12th Street and Oak Street, ca. 1937-39. Source: Bernard Ragan.
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.
Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date. For over thirty years, Casimir Welch controlled “Little Tammany,” 36 precincts east of downtown, for Thomas J. Pendergast. Source: Bernard Ragan.
Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "This Modern Age" (18th Amendment resubmission), no date. The drawing depicts the Missouri Republican Party casting off their shroud of 18th Amendment endorsement jumping into a pool of "resubmission". Source: Vivian Fredericks.
Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "Somehow I Don't Feel Too Hopeful", no date. The drawing shows depictions of "ghost votes" and "protected crime" looking at a depiction of "election and police board appointments". Source: Vivian Fredericks.
Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "It Sometimes Looks Like We Hadn't Come Very Far", no date. The drawing shows depictions of gangsters, "disregard for law", kidnappers, crime, murder, and racketeers abuse civilization as prehistoric life watches. Source: Vivian Fredericks.
Street scene showing the Kansas City Public Service Company Building (also known as the Kansas City Railway Company or K.C. Rys. Co. from 1914-1925) on the left. This building was located on the south side of 15th Street (now Truman Road) between Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) and Walnut Street. It was razed in 1932 by the Atlas Wrecking and Lumber Corporation. Pictured right at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street is a building with an advertisement for Blue Moon Dance.
Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.
Chauncey Downs' band with Woody Walder (sax) and Ernie Williams at Chauncey Downs Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Corrine Walder.
Circa 1937 photograph of Count Basie (piano) and Herman Walder (saxophone) at Street's Blue Room, part of the Street Hotel at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 18th Street. Source: Herman Walder.
Band at Chauncey Down's Hall includes Herman Walder, Booker Washington, Walter Page, no date. Chauncey Down's Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) was located in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Herman Walder.
Interior of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. This photograph was taken circa 1934 by Kaufman Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Ida Minturn.
Menu cover, ca. 1934, of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. Dante, nude women, and snakes are depicted as part of the nightclub's logo. Source: Ida Minturn.
1940 Special Tax Stamp receipt for Paradise Inn in order to act as a retail liquor dealer. Paradise Inn was once located near the intersection of Highway 40 and Skiles Avenue near the eastern limits of Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Ida Minturn.
Herman Walder and Joe Jammer at the Paseo Tap Room at 1416 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Herman Walder.